PRFC, home of the Dover Foxcroft Area Food Center, serves as the last mile distributor for Good Shepherd Food Bank, delivering food to 17 food agency partners in the Maine Highlands region. Our storefront is open to community members every Tuesday and Friday which means that we share a lot of produce each week. In addition to operating a choice "pantry", PRFC makes home deliveries within our service area to residents who are unable to reach a food agency. Our ample cold storage enables us to receive fresh produce and our extensive distribution network ensures that produce will reach low-income people and families who are experiencing food insecurity. Together with our network partners, we distributed more than 750,000 pounds of food in 2022 to more than 25,000 people.
Drop-off Monday-Friday 8-4pm. Have a large quantity? Call to arrange for local pickup.
Pantry "shopping" by appointment only, Tuesdays and Fridays from 9am-3:30pm and the first Saturday of every month from 9:00am-11:30am
ProducePedia is a free resource that covers the types of fresh produce that can be delivered to food pantries. Each entry includes information on color, taste, and possible uses. People unfamiliar with the vegetable or fruit will learn how to use it, and those who are familiar with it still might learn a fun fact or two!
The Cooperative Extension sites have a wealth of information for any backyard gardener. Once you go to the site (each one if very different from the others) look for a link for “homes and gardens”, “landscape”, “consumer horticulture”, etc. to find information on improving your backyard garden. Neighboring state sites may offer information your own state’s site lacks.