Donation Channels for Asylum-Seeking Families in Sanford

To effectively assist asylum seekers staying in the Sanford community please support the efforts of existing organizations that are experienced in helping folks in our community access food, household goods, personal items, and clothing. Asylum seekers will be connected with these organizations to meet their needs.

Food Pantries
(For Donations of SHELF STABLE, NON-PERISHABLE Food that is NOT EXPIRED or to provide Monetary Support to Food Banks)

Sanford Food Pantry
1204 Main Street
Sanford, ME

Open for in Person Drop Offs Monday 10am – Noon. Available any time for contactless drop off via their orange drop box in front of their facility. DO NOT put perishable or out of date food items in the drop box.

York County Shelter Food Pantry
147 Shaker Hill Road
Alfred, ME
Scott - 324-1137

Open Tuesdays and Fridays, Noon to 3pm. Please call to arrange drop off outside of that period.

Sanford Salvation Army
871 Main Street
Sanford, ME

SPECIFIC REQUESTS: Paper Plates, Plastic Utensils, Toothpaste. Monetary Donations to Support their work in Sanford can be made via this link  

St. Therese Food Closet
66 North Ave
Sanford, ME
Barbara - 603-970-0306

SPECIFIC REQUESTS: Cereal (low sugar such as Cheerios and Raisin Bran), peanut butter, baked beans. Leave it on the porch a bin will be placed outside for this purpose.

Community Kitchen
Nasson Community Center
457 Main St
Springvale, ME
Jen - 324-5657

Nasson is providing a kitchen for folks to cook family meals. They have setup an online fundraiser to support their efforts, which you can contribute to via this link.  

Financial contributions will support the purchasing of needed items, such as culturally appropriate cookware and food ingredients. You may also drop off these SPECIFIC REQUESTS at the GYM: Insta pots and Crockpots.

Household Items, Clothing & Personal Care Items
Corner Cupboard
Sanford UU Church
5 Lebanon Street (Rte. 202 & 109)
Sanford, ME 04073
(207) 324-3191

Donations of personal care products such as shampoo, conditioner, soap, dishwashing soap, and baby needs (diapers, wipes) can be made to the Corner Cupboard. Please contact them to arrange donations.

Beloved Children of Maine
1861 Main Street
Sanford, ME
Marie – 207-651-3537
Please contact Marie about specific clothing needs, sizes, etc. and to arrange drop off. To best respond to people’s needs please DO NOT drop off donations without connecting with her first!

Maine Needs
332 Forest Ave
Portland, ME
SPECIFIC DONATIONS can be ordered online via this link 

St. Thérèse of Lisieux Parish
66 North Avenue
Sanford, ME
Collecting feminine hygiene products

Information is subject to change. Please reach out to the above organizations directly to see how you can best support their efforts in Sanford now and in the future.