Surging Demand at Winslow Community Cupboard

Urgent Funding Needed by Winslow Community Cupboard Food Pantry
to Meet Surging Demand


WINSLOW, ME – September 7, 2022 – Winslow Community Cupboard food pantry—which now serves more than 220 food-insecure families with an additional 18-20 being added each month—is urgently seeking new one-time and recurring monetary donations to meet surging demand. The food pantry now assists food-insecure children, seniors, and other adults from 24 local towns, including Winslow (35 percent of clientele), Waterville (35 percent of clientele), Fairfield (20 percent of clientele), Clinton, and Benton. Clients over the age of 60 make up 46 percent of its client registrations.

“The dramatic increase in the cost of groceries, rent, gas, utilities, and other items means many of our neighbors—for the first time ever—are dependent on our food pantry,” said Bruce Bottiglierie, Operations Manager at Winslow Community Cupboard. “In August alone, we provided more than 80,000 pounds of food to our neighbors in need—and demand just keeps escalating and escalating.”

Recurring Donations Especially Sought

Bottiglierie said he was especially hopeful that area businesses and individuals might join in Winslow Community Cupboard’s “Replenish the Cupboard” effort. When they choose to participate, businesses and individuals are asked to pledge $50, $25, or whatever they can afford each month, with donations always being strictly voluntary. Those interested in helping in this way are asked to send an email to

Those who wish to make a one-time donation may do so by mailing a check payable to “Winslow Community Cupboard” to: Winslow Community Cupboard / 12 Lithgow St. /  Winslow, ME 04901. Credit card or PayPal donations are also greatly appreciated at this link:

Winslow Community Cupboard food pantry is a ministry of Winslow Congregational Church, 12 Lithgow Street, Winslow, which has served the local community since 1828.

For more information, please contact Winslow Community Cupboard at

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