A little help can make a huge difference.

Our Mission

The mission of the Biddeford Food Pantry is to strive to improve the health and well-being of individuals and families in need by providing critical food assistance.

Our Motto

"If you come to get food at this food pantry, you will not leave empty-handed"

Our History

"The Biddeford Food Pantry was founded by Rita Riley in 1981. While Rita had been visiting an elderly woman’s home to provide assistance. The woman said that she would like to make some tea. Rita went into the kitchen to help her and discovered that she had almost nothing in the cupboards. It was then that Rita realized there was a great need in Biddeford for a means to help those who have very little money to afford food for themselves. Deeply troubled by the lack of an existing option to assist people in need, Rita began to collect food in her garage, an effort which eventually became the Biddeford Food Pantry. We are here today continuing the mission that began over 33 years ago in Rita’s garage. Our goal has always been to help feed the hungry of Biddeford by providing quality food at no cost to our clients."

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