Sunday River Challenge

Since mid-March, our community has been grappling with many of the challenges associated with COVID-19, including food security. During this time, Sunday River has supplied over 6,000 meals to people in need in our region and have donated funds to help keep the shelves of our local food pantry stocked. They’re proud to be part of a community that is dedicated to helping one another in times of need.   

Now, they’re inviting you to help, too. Sunday River has offered to match up to $5,000 in cash donations to the Bethel Food Pantry from now through Giving Tuesday on December 1, 2020. Your contribution will help the Food Pantry continue to serve the community that makes Sunday River and the Bethel region a vibrant and enjoyable place for all of us.  


If you’re unable to make a donation online, please consider donating goods or mailing a check.  

Now, more than ever, it’s important to come together (at a distance) and do our part. Thank you for being a part of the Sunday River family, and making our community a better place to live and play.  

About us

The Bethel Food Pantry is open every month for everyone.

The Bethel Food Pantry located at 16 Church Street in the Nazarene Church and feeds all residents of Bethel, West Bethel, Gilead, Albany, Stoneham, Locke Mills, Greenwood, Woodstock, Bryant Pond, Mason Township, Hanover, Newry, Andover, and Upton.

If you (or someone you know) needs help, get in touch.

We are open for drive-thru service the first and third Wednesdays of the month from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and by apointment as needed.

We have the food you need!

With the support of generous individuals, groups, and companies in our community, the Bethel Community Food Pantry is able to provide food assistance to individuals and families each week. All contributions are tax-deductible.

Donate by Mail

To make a gift by mail, please make your check payable to the Bethel Food Pantry and mail your gift to: PO Box 232, Bethel, ME 04217.

Donate by Phone

To make a gift by phone, please call us us at 207-824-0369

Donate Online Now

You can donate online right now so that funds will be immediately available to serve our community

Your Donations Keep Us Going

The Bethel Food Pantry accepts donations of both food and toiletries. Below is a list of the best items to donate.

non-perishable & perishable foods

Cereal, Soup, Pasta, Rice, Canned Tomatoes, Pasta Sauce, Lentils, Beans, Meat, Vegetables, Tea/coffee, Fruits, Milk, Fruit juice


Deodorant, Toilet paper, Shower gel, Shaving gel, Shampoo, Soap, Toothbrushes, Toothpaste, Hand wipes, Tissues

Household items

Laundry detergent, Cleaning supplies, Trash bags, Paper products

Feminine Products & Baby Supplies

Sanitary pads, Tampons, Nappies, Baby wipes, Baby food

What’s Happening at the Pantry?

Please support the Second Nature Adventure Challenge. The proceeds from theier efforts this summer will go to local food pantries, including the Bethel Food Pantry.

Get in Touch – We’re Here to Help

Physical Location

16 Church Street

Bethel ME 04217

Mailing Address

P.O. Box 232

Bethel ME 04217


Contact Us

We are open for drive-thru service the first and third Wednesdays of the month from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and by appointment as needed. 
We have the food you need!


Turkey Baskets

Sunday, November 22 at 1:00 p.m. you can come get a Turkey Basket for Thanksgiving at the Bethel Food Pantry through a generous donation from Sunday River Resort. Come early. We only have 50 Turkey Baskets.