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.



  • Open every Thursday, serving approximately 3,000 families per year.
  • Healthy breakfast for all who come.
  • 225,000 lbs. of food per year, including fresh produce, frozen meat, canned goods, bakery, dairy, etc.
  • Personal hygiene products—including diapers.
  • Apply using the links at the top of the page.

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.