Winslow food pantry in search for new home

St. John Food Pantry in Winslow
St. John Food Pantry in Winslow(WABI)
Published: Jul. 26, 2021 at 5:48 PM EDT
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WINSLOW, Maine (WABI) - According to volunteers, the pantry has been in operation in the basement of the church since the 1950s.

They provide food to around 400 individuals a month and are staffed by volunteers.

They’re hoping to find a new space to move into in either Winslow or Benton that can allow them to continue serving the community.

”We’ve were told that we’ve outgrown the space and that it wasn’t safe any more electricity-wise and they couldn’t afford to rewire it. So our mission now is to find a new home,” said Anne Hodgdon, St. John Food Pantry coordinator.

“We’re in the process of becoming a 501c3. And when we move our new name is going to be Winslow Helping Hands Food Pantry,” said Byron Brooks, St. John Food Pantry administrator.

You can contact the food pantry staff with any leads on a possible new location using the following contact information.

Byron Brooks 649-7255

Anne Hodgdon 680-6422

Church officials were not available Monday to say why the food pantry is moving.

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