Give Food

Call us for more information on where and how you can donate food or food insecure youth.

The Food

Before you buy any food, make sure it is what we can use to feed food insecure youth.

Call us to learn where you can drop off your food donation. 

Drop Off

Drop off your food donation at one of the food banks we manage.

The Food We Need

There are a few things we do and do not accept in regards to food donations. A few examples of what we do not accept are expired or moldy foods, food that is perishable within the timeframe of a few days, and individual meal servings or leftovers. Perishable foods that are ripe now will be expired before a week goes by. Perishable foods can be donated successfully if the following conditions are met: the food is not ripe, the food is not expired, there are 7-14 days until it is ripe, containers or seals are not broken, and it is more than 2 weeks before the food expires. 

We accept most canned goods and nonperishable goods as long as they meet the conditions for perishable foods. Many individuals choose to donate canned soups, beans,  sauces, among other items. Taking a look at the foods on the table above will help you decide what we accept.


Help us receive donations, manage and store food, and give food through our system of food banks and distribution centers. Organizing and making sure food is stored correctly and safely. Secure transport of food from distribution centers to food banks and households. Volunteers are also capable of moving into part-time and full-time positions as our impact grows. 

Through a tax-deductible gift, you make the world a better place for food-insecure youth in York County, Maine. There is more than 50,000 youth in Maine that have no idea where their next meal will come from. Your donation gives them a meal when they wouldn't have one. With your help, we can end food insecurity in Maine. Making the world a better place one meal at a time.

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