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3/31/2020 - City of Bangor Promotes Grab-and-Go Food Sites to Encourage Social Distancing

For Immediate Release

March 31, 2020

Contact:               Patty Hamilton, Director of Public Health


City of Bangor Promotes Grab-and-Go Food Sites to Encourage Social Distancing

BANGOR, MAINE—In order to discourage gatherings of more than ten people, the City of Bangor strongly encourages that those in need of food at this time to obtain “grab and go” meals at the following locations:

  • The Brick Church, 126 Union Street, Monday through Friday at 4:15 p.m.
  • Greater Bangor Area Homeless Shelter, 263 Main Street, 7 days a week at 12:00 p.m.
  • Salvation Army, 65 S. Park Street, 7 days a week at 11:45 a.m.

In addition, the Bangor School Department continues to provide lunch and breakfast bags to any Bangor student, Monday through Friday from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Bangor students can pick up lunch and breakfast bags at Abraham Lincoln School, Downeast School, Fairmount School, James F. Doughty School, and Vine Street School, regardless of which Bangor public school they attend.

Buses are now also delivering school meals at the same time to the following sites: the corner of Bolling and Mitchell; 979 Essex Street (Holiday Mobile Home Park); Cameron Stadium (Mt. Hope Parking Lot); Market Street (Bangor Tire Parking Lot); and the Ranger Inn.

For more information on the City’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, please visit

For more information on public health in the time of COVID-19, please visit Bangor Public Health and Community Services’ website at

If you need general information on COVID-19, including how it spreads, how it can be prevented, and what the pandemic's status is in the State of Maine, please call 211.

If you are concerned that you have symptoms of COVID-19, please call your healthcare provider or the CDC at 1-800-CDC-INFO.

For non-life threatening situations, you can always call the non-emergency public safety line at 947-7384. All emergencies should call 911.


The City of Bangor, Maine is a service center community of 33,039 residents and is the county seat of Penobscot County. Bangor is the major commercial and cultural center for much of northern and eastern Maine. The City is an equal opportunity employer and service provider. For information on City projects and news, see