Soups and Snacks

Community Care will be celebrating our 20th Anniversary by collecting Soups and Snacks for three community shelters/food pantries.  As an agency that has spent the past 20 years proudly serving our communities, it seemed fitting to celebrate this milestone by doing what we do best, giving back!  For the entire month of October, we will be partnering with local businesses to collect soups and snacks at various locations to donate to the following organizations:



The Shaw House will receive all of the food that is collected in the Bangor area.  The Shaw House is a non-profit organization that serves homeless youth in the five northern counties of Maine.   The agency has a homeless shelter, drop-in center, street outreach program, and transitional living program.    The Shaw House needs, and appreciates, the community’s help in supporting the youth that they serve.  Monetary donations are always welcome and needed to help them provide support to the kids—our community’s kids.  Other items are also sought at different times of the year depending on the specific needs.   The Shaw House is always looking for food donations as well as items that can support kids to attend school programs and to move into their own apartments.    Please contact the Shaw House if you are able to donate needed items or to find out what is most needed.  You can call the Shaw House at (207)941-2874 or visit their website at www.theshawhouse.org.  The Shaw House is located at 136 Union St. in Bangor. 



The Skowhegan Community Food Cupboard will receive the food collected in the Skowhegan area.  They are a non-profit organization with a mission of enhancing access to food for Skowhegan’s low-income population.  Currently, they provide food to an average of 250-275 families each month.  The Food Cupboard relies on donations from individuals and businesses to make this possible.  They are located at 16 Cariani Street in Skowhegan and can be reached at (207)474-9249.



The York County Shelter Program (YCSP) will receive donations in the Southern Maine area.  YCSP’s Food Pantry serves an average of 65 families a day and has a team of volunteers that deliver food to those experiencing food insecurity.  They also provide holiday food boxes so that families can celebrate Thanksgiving and Christmas with a good meal.  The Food Pantry is just one of the programs offered through YCSP to help people reach their full potential.  They also offer a 65 bed shelter, two recovery homes, and various other programs to support community members all over York County.  YCSP is located at 147 Shaker Hill Road in Alfred.  For more information, please visit their website at http://www.yorkcountyshelterprograms.com/ or call (207)324-1137.



To donate, food can be dropped off at any of our Community Care offices: 40 Summer Street in Bangor, 98 North Avenue in Skowhegan, or 13 Park Street in Saco. 



Please help us make our 20th Anniversary extra special by helping us to help others!  For more information, please contact Jessica George at 207-299-1103 or jgeorge@comcareme.org.