Mid Coast Hunger Prevention Program

Food for today, Hope for tomorrow...

Our Mission

MCHPP is a 501-c-3 nonprofit organization. Our mission is to provide hungry people with access to healthy food, work to improve the quality of their lives by partnering with others, and serve them in a manner that recognizes their dignity.

Our Vision

We provide food to all in need in the area we serve. We have the resources and financial stability to meet current and future demand.

Growing our services to meet the demand

See the Pen Food chart by Brady Meisenhelder (@brady747) on CodePen.

With Your Support


Community contributions


Government support

United Way


Foundation support


Recent News

Keeping Kids Fed During Summer Break

By Maggie Miller, Bowdoin Fellow Summer 2021 It’s a warm, sunny Tuesday and I’m sitting outside of Curtis Memorial Library. I have a crate of milk to my left and an assortment of lunches on my right. As kids begin to arrive at my table, I greet them, ask them about...

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Merrymeeting Gleaners Join MCHPP

Mid Coast Hunger Prevention Program (MCHPP) and Merrymeeting Food Council (MFC) are excited to share that the Merrymeeting Gleaners, previously a program of the Merrymeeting Food Council, will now be run as a program of MCHPP. MFC, the volunteer leaders of the...

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“The teachers know better than to give a test on Monday morning. That’s a profound and disturbing observation, because it talks about performance, it talks about school, it talks about education, and we all know that education is the key to getting out of poverty. If you’re hobbled by hunger, it won’t work.” (Speaking about the backpack program)
Angus King

U.S. Senator

I am always treated with respect and kindness


Food Pantry Client

“The students have expressed gratitude – there are sometimes conflicts over food at their homes and they’ve expressed the power of stress reduction of not fighting with parents or guardians when they want more food than is available.”


Backpack Teacher