MCHPP Mobile Pantries

Bringing food into communities where it is needed most
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About Mobile Pantries…

MCHPP recognizes that a number of barriers can hinder clients from accessing our regular Food Pantry. Our Mobile Pantries are designed to fill that gap, by bringing the food closer to home and serving households no-questions-asked.

The Growth of Mobile Pantries

Originally piloted out of a partnership with Good Shepherd Food Bank, Mobile Pantries have become a valuable way for MCHPP to reach more clients in the community, by reducing barriers and increasing access to services. In 2016 we began offering a monthly Mobile Pantry in Harpswell, and have been regularly serving 60-80 households through that event each month. In June of 2019, we expanded this service to include a site at Lisbon High School in Lisbon Falls.

Upcoming Mobile Pantry Schedule

Lisbon Mobile Pantry
The Lisbon Mobile Pantry runs on the 3rd Thursday of every month (except for months with conflicting holidays).
 

Additional Information:

  • 3:00pm – 4:30pm
  • Lisbon High School
  • 2 Sugg Dr, Lisbon Falls, ME
  • Please arrive no more than 30 minutes before the start time
  • You do not need to be a MCHPP food pantry client to attend
  • All are welcome, no questions asked
  • If the Lisbon School District is closed due to weather, the Lisbon Mobile Pantry will be cancelled.
Harpswell Mobile Pantry
The Harpswell Mobile Pantry runs on the 4th Thursday of every month (except for months with conflicting holidays).
 
Additional Information:
  • 10:00am – 11:30am
  • Harpswell Town Office
  • 263 Mountain Road, Harpswell, ME
  • Please arrive no more than 30 minutes before the start time
  • You do not need to be a MCHPP food pantry client to attend
  • All welcome, no questions asked
  • If MSAD75 is closed due to the weather, the Harpswell Mobile Pantry will be cancelled.
 
 
Mobile Pantries during the pandemic

The Mobile Pantries are currently operating drive-throughs at both the Harpswell and Lisbon sites. When you reach the front of the line, please open your trunk for volunteers to load in food. If your trunk is full or cannot be opened, the food will be placed next to your car and you will be asked to load your vehicle independently. MCHPP volunteers and staff are not allowed to give food directly to a person visiting the mobile pantry or put food in the front or back seat of a vehicle. 

You are welcome to pick up food for friends and neighbors. Just let the volunteer know how many families you are picking up for when you reach the front of the line.

“The true meaning of life is to plant trees, under whose shade you do not expect to sit.” –Nelson Henderson