Each month the pantry is collecting a particular item(s) for the pantry shelves. We hope you will be part of these monthly challenges to help your local pantry.


Monthly Items:

January: Canned Soup

February: Pasta and Pasta Sauce – gluten free pasta is also a necessity

March: Personal hygiene / Toiletries – Toothbrushes, toothpaste, floss, soap, lotion, shampoo and conditioner

April: Pet Food – mostly dog and cat food is needed

May: Canned Beans – black beans, navy beans, baked beans etc.

June: Condiments – salad dressings, ketchup, mustard, pickles, mayo etc.

July: Cereal

August: Peanut butter and Jelly – all kinds, it’s helps for those back to school times

September: Snacks – crackers, goldfish, granola bars, popcorn kernels, nuts and dried fruit

October: Coffee, teas and hot chocolate

November: Canned fruit

December: Cereal and Oatmeal


We have a number of clients that are dairy free, gluten free, vegetarians and/or vegans. Please keep them in mind as well.


Drop off locations:

Bar Harbor Food Pantry – 36 Mount Desert street (basement of YWCA) open hours Tues 9-12 or Thursday 4-6pm

YWCA 36 Mount Desert St. We have a drop box in their lobby Monday-Friday 8:30-4pm

Bar Harbor Hannaford- There is a white drop box (location on site can vary depending on time of year)

Serendipity Resale Clothing Boutique – 36 Kennebec place, hours for drop off are 10am-5pm Wed-Sat (winter) Tues- Sat (summer)

Need more info or a different time? Just call 288-3375  for Sara Graves or 288-2000 for Jenny Jones