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Augusta Area Resources

We realize that food isn't the only thing someone might need when times get hard. So we've compiled a list of local resources that can be utilized. We are not affiliated with any of the organizations listed on this page. We simply wish to extend information for further resources that may help.


Bridging the Gap

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209 Eastern Avenue 

Augusta, ME 04330

Bridging the Gap (BTG) is a low-barrier community resource center that supports people experiencing acute or chronic poverty and assists individuals who are seeking to achieve healthier, more stable circumstances. BTG has five components: Addie’s Attic Clothing Bank, Everyday Basic Essentials Hygiene Pantry, The Warming Center, resource connection and the No One Left Behind Volunteer Program.

Fresh Starts


352 Civic Center Drive

Augusta, ME 04330

People become homeless or start over for many, many reasons; fire, divorce, medical issues, money troubles and so many unforeseen circumstances. If you had to start over with nothing, imagine “restocking” your entire home, the kitchen, the bathroom, bedrooms and living room. How about on top of that food and basic essentials like soap, toilet paper, dish detergent and toothpaste? Add it up and it’s expensive! At Fresh Starts, they work to ease that burden in our community.

Soup Kitchen

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157 Water Street

Augusta, ME 04330

Bread of Life Ministries serves between 40-120 lunch meals per day or about 32,000 -36,000 meals per year. The Soup kitchen is a pillar of Bread of Life Ministries and a beacon of hope to those in need. All are welcome to a place where people are served a nutritious meal by compassionate volunteers in a safe environment.




97 Water Street

Waterville, ME 04901

Kennebec Valley Community Action Program offers Fuel Assistance to qualifying households. The Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) serves Somerset, Kennebec, Lincoln and Sagadahoc counties providing assistance for income eligible household’s to offset the rising costs of home energy, whether you have wood, electric, gas, or oil heat. The benefit is paid directly to the client’s fuel vendor of choice.

LINC Center

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38 Memorial Drive

Augusta, ME 04330

The LINC Center focuses on personal wholeness. It is a community where individuals experiencing emotional distress (sometimes referred to as mental illness, substance abuse, poverty, and other life challenges) can actively pursue their hopes, goals, dreams according to their values.

Family Violence Project


(877) 890-7788

The mission of the Family Violence Project is to end domestic abuse in Kennebec and Somerset counties. They provide support services such as emergency housing, court advocacy, support groups and safety planning. 

Augusta Career Center

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45 Commercial Drive

Augusta, ME 04330

Job hunting isn't always easy, whether you’re looking for your first job, trying to find another job or striving for a better job. Maine CareerCenters provide a variety of employment and training services at no charge to help you in your search. You do not need to be claiming unemployment benefits or be out of work to use our services.

General Assistance

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16 Cony Street

Augusta, ME 04330

The Bureau of Health and Welfare provides essential and immediate assistance, through its General Assistance Program, to citizens in need of food, fuel, shelter, and medical attention. Assistance may be requested 24 hours a day and 7 days a week, and must be provided within 24 hours of determined eligibility. Referrals for other assistance are also made to other social and medical service agencies when appropriate.

Augusta Adult Education

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33 Union Street Suite 2

Augusta, ME 04330

From basic math and literacy courses, to high school completion, to courses that help you transition into or back to college, to certifications in office, clerical, medical office and accounting, to learning Italian, to a variety of health and wellness courses - Augusta Adult and Community Education has it all!



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Meals on Wheels is a nationwide program that provides older Americans nutritious meals and safety checks at little to no cost. The meals can be delivered to your home if you meet eligibility requirements, or you can go to a congregate nutrition site for socialization and food. If you struggle with isolation and meal prep, then Meals on Wheels could provide ease and companionship.

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