Our Story

MCHPP served its first meal in 1983 out of the basement of a local church. Over the next thirty-five plus years, the support of MCHPP grew and the client base continued to increase. In February of 1995 we received our 501(c)(3) status, and in 2003 we built our first facility. Over the years we have added programs and increased service hours to continue meeting the growing need we have seen in the community. We now offer eight different programs out of our building in Brunswick, some of which have satellite locations throughout the mid coast region.

MCHPP has adapted since March 2020 to meet the needs of our community during a pandemic. The building is closed to the public, but volunteers and staff are working safely to ensure everyone in need can safely access healthy food.

Want to get involved? You can always find information right here on MCHPP’s website. Volunteer opportunities, how to donate, signing up for newsletters, and more! Our friendly staff is also available to answer any questions you have.

Our Staff

Karen Parker

Executive Director

Rena Pulfer

Soup Kitchen Coordinator

Haley Dolloff

Youth Services Coordinator

Caroline Daigle

Program Coordinator

Brie Nicolaou

Youth Services Associate

Hannah Chatalbash

Deputy Director

Katie Turner

Development Assistant

Adelle Pitsas

Operations and Administrative Assistant

Ryan Ravenscroft

Facilities and Food Bank Associate

Alyssa Schoppee

Development Manager

Brady Meisenhelder

Operations Manager

Devyn Santora

Food Pantry Coordinator

Heather Arvidson

Volunteer and Client Services Manager

Eden Martin

Food Bank Coordinator

Ari van den Akker

Communications Coordinator

Andrew Woodring

Food Bank Manager

Our Board

Andre Duchette


John Eldredge

Amie Almasi

Ali Waks Adams

Jennifer Foley

Carl DeMars

Vice Chair

Hugh Judge

Don Kniseley

Kerry McQuaid

Noreen Patient

Alan Carter


Marie Barbieri

Bob Beaumont

Megan Hart

Henry Ditzel

Patty Feldman


Jane Berry

Brian MacLeod

Laura Larssen