Clothing Closet

The clothing closet is open on the 1st Thursday of every month from 7:30am - 1pm at South Portland Church of the Nazarene and on the 3rd Thursday of every month from 7:30am - 1pm at Life Essentials. Come and browse our selection of free clothing for children, teens, and adults. Everyone is welcome. Everything is free.

     We'll be open at Life Essentials on June 20th, July 18th, August 15th, September 19th, October 24th, November 21st, and December 19th.

     We'll be open at SPCN on June 6th, July 4th, August 1st, September 5th, October 3rd, November 7th, and December 5th.

     Hours are 7:30am - 1pm at all locations.


Donate Mon-Fri between 6:30am and 5:30pm at SPCN. Drive up to the glass doors. When you enter, turn to the right. Donations go in the closet straight ahead.

Food Cupboard

The food pantry is open monthly to South Portland residents. We are well stocked and supported thanks to generous donations by members of South Portland Church of the Nazarene and our neighbors in Landry Village and Adam Court. If you know of someone who is struggling to put food on the table, please send them our way.

The pantry will be open June 13th, July 11th, August 8th, September 12th, October 10th, November 14th, and December 12th. Times are 1:30-3:30.

Computer Room

The computer room will be open by appointment. Please contact Cheryl to arrange a time. Computers may be used for job searching, resume writing, elder-care information, medicare, research, and homework. We have a printer, too! 

Bread & Veggies

Bread and veggies are available every Thursday from 1:30-3:30pm at Life Essentials (Landry Village) as well as 4pm - 5:30pm at St. Cyr Court. 

We will be CLOSED the following days: May 30th, June 20th, July 4th, July 18th, August 15th.

L.E.A.P.

The Life Essentials Academic Program, or LEAP, is a place where immigrant children can come and practice their reading and writing skills in a safe and fun environment. LEAP students are recommended to us through their teacher. We are currently working with Skillin school in South Portland.

LEAP is a great place to volunteer. If you would like more information, please contact Cheryl at lifeessentialssopo@gmail.com. 

Game time

Come together for board games and a snack every Thursday from 1:30pm-3:30pm.  Take some bread home when you leave!