We have made some significant changes to our Food Pantry proceedures!  
  • Our pantry is now open THURSDAY MORNING at 9:00 a.m. 
  • Check-In starts at 8:00 a.m. and new registrations begin at 8:30.  
  • You must register and recieve a RED, BLUE, or YELLOW card.  Bring this card with you every time you                come  to the pantry.
  • You may only receive full pantry distribution every-third-week depending on the color of your                     registration card, however there may be extras to gather after pantry distribution has finished. 
  • Late-comers are welcome to these extras.  
  • We have made these changes in order to make sure that everyone who needs food has access and out of        respect for our neighborhood during quiet times. 
  • Please do not arrive before 7:30 a.m. 
  • Numbers are given in random order; there is no benefit to being first in line.  

The High Street Food Pantry is run by two lead organizations: High Street Congregational Church (HSCC) and the United Methodist Church of Auburn (UMC).

This organization has been in existence for 20 years and has a volunteer roster of 40-plus individuals ranging in ages from 10 to 95. Besides UMC and HSCC, there are additional churches, two community banks and a community healthcare & social services nonprofit agency that provide volunteers.  Fifteen or more volunteers are required each week to keep things on track, plus 5 truck drivers are needed for food deliveries from Good Shepherd Food Distribution Center.


Non-Descrimination Notice
USDA Nondiscrimination Statement
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Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.  To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online: How to File a Complaint and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866)632-9992.
Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:
1) mail:
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This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Literacy For All

  • Over 20,000 children’s books donated.
  • Dictionaries, cooking & travel books.
  • Assists with child & adult literacy.

Warm Hands & Heads

500+ pairs of mittens & gloves, hats & scarves, knitted with love for kids & adults.


Other Programs

  • 60+ Flu shots.
  • Medicare/Maine-Care benefit education.
  • $3,000 in Hannaford gift cards for holiday dinners at Easter & Thanksgiving.
  • 300+ Christmas Stockings.

Other Partnerships

  • Assistance to patients in need of food, partnering with Androscoggin Home Health & Hospice, Inc.
  • Nutritional education by University of Maine Cooperative Extension.