If you or anyone you know is in need of food assistance, drop by & pick up some food or basics. 
NO APPOINTMENTS OR SIGN-UP NEEDED!
We are open Thursdays 9:30 – 12:00 and 5:30 – 6:30
We also deliver on Thursdays
Call (207) 748-1248 for assistance or schedule a delivery
Mission Statement:
Neighbors Food Pantry exists to serve and love others unconditionally by providing food assistance to our neighbors. 
A big thank you goes out to Bartlett Farms for our beautiful produce and Hannaford’s for our weekly grocery pick-up!
 
Donations
If you would like to donate food, check the list for the items we are currently in need of.  Food donations can be dropped off at the main doors of EBC in the bin or on Thursdays during pantry hours.
If you would like to make a financial donation you can send a check made out to Eliot Baptist Church & note Food Pantry on the memo line. 
Checks can be mailed to;
Eliot Baptist Church
C/O Neighbors Food Pantry
912 Harold L Dow Hwy
Eliot, Maine, 03903
 
 
 Food Drive to Support Neighbors Food Pantry
If you are interested in organizing a food drive to support the Neighbors Food Pantry please call the church office at (207) 748.1248 or send an email to ebcsecretary@comcast.net
 
We will be happy to send along information and provide support for your food drive!
 
 
 
With the increase in prices and costs of living,
we are seeing an increased need.  Therefore,
our shelves need so help!  See our list below
for our needs!
 
IMMEDIATE NEED LIST
The following items we are out of: 
Smooth Peanut Butter
Grape Jelly
Canned Pineapple & Mandarin Oranges
Chili – Beans & No Beans
Spaghetti O’s/Ravioli
Instant Rice & Potatoes
Canned Salmon
Corn Muffin Mix
Snack Crackers
Salt
Cat & Dog Food
Dish Soap
 
The following items we are VERY low on: 
Pickles
Ramen
Ketchup
Canned Chicken
Raisins
Pancake Syrup
Cereal
Oatmeal/Instant Oatmeal 
Shelf Stable Almond Milk 
Jello               
Salt & Pepper 
Paper Towels & Toilet Paper
 
The following items we are low on:
Soups
Baked Beans
Stuffing
 
 
Sugar-Free & Gluten Free Options
 
BAGS – We can always use plastic or paper bags!
 
 
HOW KIDS CAN HELP
 
We know that kids love to help out neighbors whenever there is a need and so we have some options that your kids might enjoy doing to help out their neighbors.
FOOD DRIVES
Your kids can make a big difference by organizing a food drive.  Options where kids can organize a food drive are in their classroom, at their school, at their homeschool co-op, their Sunday school class or in their neighborhood.  With adult supervision they can make flyers, posters to distribute with the date and requested items.  We accept in non-perishable food items.  We encourage families to get creative.  You and your child/children can set a goal like a certain number of items collected.
The donations can be dropped off during our pantry hours that are listed above.  Please email us at neighborsfoodpantry21@gmail.com if you would like more information.
BIRTHDAY BAGS
Neighbors that are experiencing food emergencies or food shortages many times have to leave birthday items off of the grocery list for the week.  Families can decide how many bags they want to contribute and how they obtain the items for the bags.  One idea is that when your child is having a birthday party, guests could be asked to bring donations for the bags instead of gifts.  Or again, any groups they belong to or classes they are in could contribute.  Contents of the bags should include the following: 
Cake Mix 
Frosting 
Candles 
Paper Plates
Napkins
Small party favors
Balloons
NEIGHBORS FOOD PANTRY FUNDRAISER
Kids are great fundraisers.  Financial contributions really help purchase items that we are low on or purchase dairy and meat products that we need.  By fundraising this helps our kids learn charitable giving.  Some ideas of ways they could raise funds for Neighbors Food Pantry are –
Bake Sale
Yard Sale
Car Wash
Lemonade Stand
Chores
In lieu of gifts, request a donation to the food pantry
ADOPT A SHELF
This option is great for your child’s classroom, team, neighborhood and even your family.  Pick from one of our shelf items and your group collects the product each month and then drops them off at Neighbors Food Pantry.  You can adopt a shelf for as long as you like. 
Spaghetti O’s & Ravioli
Macaroni & Cheese
Ramen
Pickles
Mayonnaise/Mustard/Ketchup
Canned Fruit
Pancake Syrup and Pancake Mix
Sugar
Pudding and Jello Mix
 
Our drop-off bin is located at the main entrance of the church!

 

 
Partnering with Good Shepherd Food Bank of Maine to help end hunger and food insecurity in York County