Community Resources

Last updated May 15, 2020

Food or Meal Distribution for All Ages

Seeds of Hope (35 South Street): Offering brown bag meals Monday-Friday 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. 

Bon Appetit Meal Program (19 Crescent Street): Offering brown bag service Monday - Friday 4:30 - 5:30 p.m.

Meals on Wheels: Continuing to deliver up to five meals each week to eligible program participants. Click here for more information.

Biddeford Food Pantry (162 Elm Street): Open Tuesday - Thursday, 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. All food needs will provided outside and clients will not be allowed inside the building.

Stone Soup Food Pantry (180 Main Street): Open Monday - Thursday, 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Each person will be walked through the pantry one at a time, and it is asked that only one person per household attends.

York County Shelter Programs’ Food Pantry (5 Swetts Bridge, Alfred): Offering a drive-through service with pre-packaged boxes of food. Open on Fridays and Tuesdays from noon to 3 PM.

You can also apply for assistance with food through our General Assistance program. Conditions must be met to qualify. Eligibility is being determined through phone applications only. Please call 207-284-9514 for more information. Someone will be available to assist you between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.

The United Way of York County has a list of COVID-19 resources broken down by city that is available here.


Food Distribution for Youth 18 and Under

The Biddeford and Dayton School Departments, in conjunction with the USDA, are providing lunch and breakfast. Thanks to some area nonprofits, the schools are now able to provide some personal care items and add fresh produce to the distribution. This is available to all youth 18 and under, regardless of income. More information...

Apex Youth Connection (46 Sullivan Street): Distributing care packages to families each Friday from 3 p.m. - 4 p.m., while supplies last. Packages include weekend pantry provisions, a personal care item, a physical activity, an at-home service project, and snacks.


Fuel Resources

York County residents who are no longer working due to COVID-19, or who have had their work hours cut, may now be eligible for fuel assistance through York County Community Action’s Home Energy Assistance Program.

If your income has changed, as it has for many York County households, and you’re in need of fuel assistance or help paying a high energy bill, call 459-2950 to speak with a YCCAC fuel assistance intake specialist. Your HEAP application can be taken over the phone — no need to leave home. Income guidelines have been modified through May 1.

Other Resources

If you are in need of assistance with grocery shopping, prescription pickups, or transportation medical appointments, please contact General Assistance at 207-284-9514. You will be asked for your name, phone number, address, and need, and your information will be passed along to volunteers.