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St. Mary's Nutrition Center

St. Mary's Nutrition Center

In response to the increasing number of COVID-19 cases in Maine and CDC recommendations to limit the number of people sharing spaces, St. Mary’s Nutrition Center and Food Pantry will be temporarily changing our operating model and operating hours. 

We have shifted to distributing pre-packaged bags of groceries for pick up in the parking lot of the St. Mary’s Food Pantry during adjusted hours, Tuesday and Fridays, 11:00 am – 2:00 pm*. We are taking this precaution to minimize the spread of coronavirus and will continue to operate in this way until further notice. Guests will be asked to approach the tables, being mindful of the painted spots on the ground, to receive a bag of groceries. We are making efforts to provide a variety of nonperishables and fresh foods. Guests are encouraged to wash all food thoroughly at home. The Nutrition Center will keep the public updated about changes via social media, our website, and local media. Please be patient with staff and volunteers as we adapt to continue to meet the need and do our part to protect the community.

All non-essential programming – cooking, garden, youth, and children’s programs have been canceled until further notice.

If you have any questions, feel free to call at 207-513-3848.

 

Who we are

We believe deeply in the inherent worthiness of each person and work to create caring, safe environments where people can thrive.

St. Mary's Nutrition Center (NC) places value in strengthening community connections, addressing root causes, nurturing a sense of place, and facilitating a deeper commitment to equity across our community.  The NC was founded by St. Mary's Health System in Lewiston, Maine in 2006 to promote community health through organizing, advocacy and education.  Although the NC was formed in 2006, it houses the Lots to Gardens program, which has provided gardening and food access programming in Lewiston since 1999.

The NC believes that everyone deserves access to healthy food, as a fundamental right. Failing to address this basic need has far reaching impacts, for the individual and the community. The NC intentionally uses food as a tool for community building, leadership and youth development, and neighborhood revitalization. Through our work, we’ve realized that equity in our food system is deeply tied to inequity within our community, and that a whole-person, and whole-community, approach is critical to creating long-term change. By weaving together direct support with education and community change strategies, the NC builds resiliency at an individual, family, and community level. 


Contact Us

208 Bates Street
Lewiston, Maine 04240
207-513-3848

Mailing:
P.O. Box 7291
Lewiston, ME 04243

NutritionCenter@stmarysmaine.com