25 March 2020

Portland, ME. (March 25, 2020) - All Salvation Army offices throughout Maine will remain open for emergency services by appointment as to ensure safety and social distancing as per the CDC and local officials. Please contact your local Salvation Army office or call Divisional Headquarters in Portland, ME (207) 774-6304.

The organization has seen a significant increase in emergency assistance for low-wage employees who may be temporarily laid off due to the coronavirus.  

The following is some of the services currently being provided by Salvation Army facilities such as meals to go and/or delivering meals to those in need,

Capital Region in Augusta is providing food bags to go at their office, 36 Eastern Ave.  Serving 20-30 clients daily.  Also, they will be offering home delivery for a limited time of groceries for clients in the city of Augusta starting on Thursday, March 26th.  To qualify clients must be 60 and older, cannot leave home because of disability or illness or have younger children at home. Please call 623-3752.

Bangor providing carry out meals seven days a week from their emergency disaster canteen, 11:45 – 1:00 pm, 65 South Park Street.  More than 115 meals provided daily.    The Bangor Salvation Army is providing a safe environment for people to receive assistance through their food pantry and fuel assistance programs. Appointments can be made by contacting the office 941-2990.

Old Orchard Beach - If you are in emergency need of food, call 934-4381 ext. 105 to place an order for a food package.  On Tuesdays and Fridays, carry-out meals are offered. Call by noon on the day before to place your order 934-4381 ext. 103.  Please leave a call back number.  We will call you with an appointment time for pick up from the Salvation Army, 2 Sixth Street.  This service will continue if the organization has a food supply to distribute.

Rockland providing food boxes on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm, 27 Payne Avenue.  “Fresh Rescue” food is available Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 10:00 – 1:00 pm.  And Saturday, 10:00 am – Noon.  People can get a pre-packed bag of fruits and vegetables, then pick up bread, pastry and deli items while supplies last (items vary each day).  People in need of food do not have to make appointments.

Increase demands for emergency assistance is putting a strain on The Salvation Army’s resources, particularly with food demands.  If you would like to make a monetary, nonperishable food and/or cleaning supplies donation, please contact your local Salvation Army or Divisional Headquarters in Portland, Maine (207) 245-3732 or you may visit https://salvationarmynne.org/coveid19


About the Salvation Army

The Salvation Army annually helps nearly 23 million Americans overcome poverty, addiction and economic hardships through a range of social services. By providing food for the hungry, emergency relief for disaster survivors, rehabilitation for those suffering from drug and alcohol abuse, and clothing and shelter for people in need, The Salvation Army is doing the most good at 7,600 centers of operation around the country. In the first-ever listing of “America’s Favorite Charities” by The Chronicle of Philanthropy, The Salvation Army ranked as the country’s largest privately funded, direct-service nonprofit. For more information, visit SalvationArmyUSA.org. Follow us on Twitter: @Salvationism and #DoingTheMostGood