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St. Mary's Nutrition Center

St. Mary's Food Pantry

As one of the largest emergency food pantries in Maine, the St. Mary's Food Pantry has been providing emergency food assistance to residents of the greater Lewiston/Auburn area for over 20 years. Located on the corner of Bates and Walnut Streets, the Food Pantry is conveniently located in the heart of downtown Lewiston across the street from Kennedy Park and serves over 1,000 people per week.

In addition to distributing food, the Food Pantry offers guests opportunities to participate in other Nutrition Center programming like cooking and nutrition classes and gardening. Referrals to other community resources are also provided.  In addition, the Food Pantry provides medical nutrition formula to patients who need it through the New England Enteral Exchange Distribution Solution Program.

The St. Mary's Food Pantry relies solely on charitable donations to provide nutritious food to those who need it. The dedication of our many Food Pantry volunteers and the generous support of our donors are absolutely essential to performing the vital task of feeding the people in our community who could use a little help.

To make a gift to the food pantry, please click the "donate now" link, call us, stop by the pantry, or mail your check to St. Mary’s Food Pantry, PO Box 7291, Lewiston, ME 04243.  Thank you!

Contact Us

208 Bates Street
Lewiston, ME 04240

Helpful Food Pantry Information

Pantry Hours: Open Tuesday and Friday from 9-11am; and Thursdays 2-6pm. Closed on Mondays, Wednesdays, weekends, holidays, and school snow days.

Guests can generally visit one time per month to receive a box of emergency food that will last approximately 3 days.

Guests should bring some form of photo identification and a piece of mail with their address on it when they visit the pantry; larger households should also bring documentation for children and other people in their household.  It is also helpful to bring plastic or reusable shopping bags to carry food home.

To find other places to get food in your community, visit the Good Shepherd Food Bank’s Food Map at