What We Do
In addition to providing fresh produce and nonperishable goods to those in need, Catherine’s Cupboard offers many community programs. From our Lending Library to our Children’s Corner, there’s something for everyone.
List of available programs (*times and dates may vary):
- Children’s Corner Crafts (ongoing*)
- Lending Library (ongoing*)
- Cooking Classes (when scheduled*)
- Farm Projects (seasonal*)
- Clothing Closet (Wednesdays, 5-6:30 p.m.* weather permitting)
- Kids Backpack Program (first and third Wednesdays every month*)
Standish Town Hall
175 Northeast Rd
Standish, ME 04084
- Open each Wednesday evening, 5-6:30 p.m.
Note: Closed when Standish public schools are closed due to weather (RSU 6).
Catherine's Cupboard is open and available to residents of Cumberland County and parts of York County, Maine. Registered clients are eligible to regularly receive food once per calendar month. However, no pre-registration is necessary.
Providing Sustainable Solutions
Besides handing out food, the pantry, which serves nearly 1,500 people:
- educates families;
- teaches them how to garden;
- and how to cook healthy foods.
In addition, we have opened Catherine’s Closet where clean, donated clothing and blankets are handed out to families in the region each Wednesday as well, from 5-6:30 p.m., weather permitting.
How Can You Help?
Catherine’s Cupboard runs 100% on donations. We are always looking for community partners to work with us to end hunger in Maine. Volunteers are also in demand and vital to the success of our programs.
Want to be a part of something wonderful and lend a hand to help others? Volunteer to set up and distribute food on Wednesdays from 1-4 p.m. or 4-7 p.m.
Catherine's Cupboard accepts both monetary donations and donations of goods and services.