Ways to Help
If you know of additional organizations that need help delivering essential services to our community, send us an email!
"Share the Love with Frontline Workers"
100% of donations to this Heart of Biddeford fundraiser will go to support downtown restaurants and frontline workers. Your contribution will purchase meals from participating local restaurants, who will then make deliveries to frontline workers at the hospital, police, fire department and more!
Support Local Food Resources
If you and your household are well and not in a high-risk group, please email Shirley at Seeds of Hope if you are able to volunteer during morning hours, packing to-go lunches for people in need.
The Biddeford Food Pantry is also in need of volunteers. Visit http://www.biddefordfoodpantry.org/ to get in touch.
Biddeford-Saco Rotary Club
For almost 100 years, the Biddeford-Saco Rotary Club has been serving and supporting our community. The club recently formed a Covid-19 sub-committee to earmark funds to help with unforeseen local needs caused by this pandemic. Initial giving efforts have already been made and will continue. If you have funds you want to donate to this effort - or if you or someone you know has a need that isn’t being met at this time, please go to the club’s website to learn more / submit a request for help.
Governor Janet Mills has launched a new online resource, coronavirus.maine.gov/mainehelps, to outline ways in which Maine people can support efforts to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. The new resource, which will be updated regularly, outlines four ways Maine people can address immediate needs: 1) financial assistance; 2) health care and medical assistance; 3) small business assistance; and 4) connections with family, friends, and neighbors.
Childcare Support for Healthcare Workers
MaineHealth is taking actions to care for their communities and protect their healthcare workers. They are developing a directory of individuals (high school? college? low-risk population) who may be willing and able to provide in-home supervision for children of healthcare workers who must continue to work during this challenging time. If that’s you, click here to email the MaineHealth Coordinator.
Maine Responds Emergency Health Volunteer System
Maine Responds coordinates verified, pre-credentialed public health, healthcare and emergency response volunteers into a single database that can coordinate the need for volunteers across county, regional, and state lines if needed. Registering as a Maine Responds volunteer will help ensure that people affected by a disaster will receive the public health and medical care they need.
MaineHealth PPE Donations
MaineHealth expects to be caring for people with COVID-19 for the foreseeable future and is planning ahead. If you would like to donate supplies such as N95 masks, gowns, gloves, or protective eye gear, click here for more information.
Ways to Donate
A group of experienced organizers have put together a website called Mainers Together for people who need help or can donate or volunteer. They have already mobilized a Biddeford/Saco chapter.
The United Way of York County has set up a COVID-19 Relief Fund which will help support your neighbors in need of housing and food assistance. Text COVIDMAINE to 41444 to help out.