No contribution is too small.

All contributions are appreciated. 

Loaves & Fishes relies entirely on the generosity of donors like you to help feed Hancock County families in need. Recurring donations are our community's superpower!

Ellsworth Rotary Club "Ton of Turkey" Promotion!


From now through Thanksgiving, the Rotary Club of Ellsworth is collecting a ton of turkey for our families - that would be 134 frozen turkeys. Frozen turkeys (or two frozen chickens) can be dropped off at the pantry during open hours, at Ellsworth Rotary meetings (China Hill, Ellsworth, 6pm Tuesdays) through 11/15, or at the Rotary food drive at the Ellsworth Hannaford on Saturday, 11/19, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM.

Prefer to donate $20 rather than a turkey? Just check the box marked "Ton of Turkey" below. Thanks a ton!

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Other Ways to Give


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Whether you’re looking to volunteer regularly or prefer to help when time allows, we have something for you!

Food and personal items

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Our families love the food and other in-kind contributions you can provide.


We accept cash donations at the pantry during open hours.


Mail your check to Loaves & Fishes at P.O. Box 1672, Ellsworth, ME, or drop it off at the pantry during open hours. *Be sure to note in the memo line whether your gift is for the new building campaign, or for our general operating expenses.

Stocks & Securities

Gifts of appreciated stock offer the donor significant tax advantages of ​a deduction for the full market value of the securities and capital gains tax avoidance. (Be sure to work with your financial advisor to determine the best date of transfer.) To learn more or to donate stocks or securities, contact us at

Matching gifts

If your employer matches charitable contributions made by their employees, we'll be happy to provide the documentation to facilitate the gift match. Contact us at to get started.