Food Pantries At the food pantries, thousands of pounds of food are sorted, loaded, and boxed for individuals, couples, and families who live in Washington County, Maine, and the outer islands. The Mission’s food pantries are often all that stands between the pangs of hunger and a healthy meal.

Bread of Life Food Pantry, Swan's island
Bread of Life Food Pantry impacts low income residents on Swan's Island and Matinicus Island by providing food that sustains lives and keeps children, families and the elderly healthy.
In 2008, the Bread of Life Food Pantry became a Maine Sea Coast Mission program. An elderly person said, “I had to make a decision. Will it be food or fuel this month? Because of the Bread of Life Food Pantry, I can have both.”

For further information, please contact Joanna Kohler at 207-526-4024.

Weald BetheL Food Pantry, Cherryfield
The Maine sea Coast Mission Food Pantry is working in Downeast communities to reduce hunger. Downeast communities to reduce hunger. In 2014, over 4,700 individuals (2000 households) received a total of 49,000 pounds of food. Our Weald Bethel Food Pantry is set up like a general store with staples, meat and seasonal, locally grown produce and is open Tuesdays 9 AM-12 PM and 4 PM-5 PM; Thursdays 9 AM-12 PM. Emergency food is available at any time. To find out more about the Downeast Food Pantry, please contact Gena Norgaard at 207-546-7424.

In Cherryfield, the Weald Bethel Food Pantry also works closely with the Eastern Area Agency on Aging to distribute government commodities once a month through our Senior Food Bank.

Weald Bethel Garden and Greenhouse
The Weald Bethel Garden at the Downeast Campus supplies fresh produce to the food pantry. In 2014, 8,000 pounds of produce was distributed. Throughout the year, a greenhouse provides fruits and vegetables to the pantry.

For more information, please contact Marilyn Nickson at or 207-546-5869.