Everyday Necessities

The Food Supplement Program (formerly Food Stamps) provides supplemental nutrition to those in need, but there are many things they will not buy.  Items such as toilet paper, laundry soap, cleaning supplies, mouthwash, toothpaste, deodorant, and disposable diapers are not eligible for purchase with food stamps.  These everyday necessities, along with clothing and furniture, can be difficult for low-income individuals and families to access.  Local food pantries, essential pantries, and a variety of other organizations found on 2-1-1 Maine help make these everyday essentials available to low-income individuals and families.

Government Assistance

Maine Organizations

National Organizations

Volunteer Opportunities