In 2006 a group of social-minded volunteers founded the Corner Cupboard, a non-food pantry, dedicated to providing essentials to families and individuals living in York County, the most populated and fastest growing county in Maine.  This grassroots organization is sponsored and housed in the Sanford Unitarian Universalist Church.

The Corner Cupboard’s primary goal is to assist people in meeting their basic needs for living,  to increase their quality of life and to fill in the gap for those who are struggling.  We work collaboratively with other service agencies in the area.

The Corner Cupboard is dedicated to honoring the integrity and worth of all  individuals and we do not discriminate based on people’s needs.

The Corner Cupboard serves over 250 family each month.

If you would like to support The Corner Cupboard please make a check out to The Corner Cupboard and mail to CC at SUUC, 5 Lebanon Street, Sanford, ME 04073. Thank you.


On November 17, 2015,  Jo Dill was honored by the United Way of York County (UWYC) with its 2015 Spirit of Service award for her nearly 10 years of service to SUUC’s Corner Cupboard.  Jo began as a member of the original CC team, the Tenacious Ten.  She was cited for her work recruiting, promoting, stocking shelves, distributing, setting up and cleaning up, as well as for her integrity and dedication.  The President of the Kennebunk Savings Bank who presented Jo the award also recognized her for treating her clients with dignity and respect.  The award came with a $500 gift from UWYC to the Corner Cupboard and the CC Team thanks Jo and KSB for this gift.  Just after the ceremony at Jonathan’s in Ogunquit, Judi Reis was heard to say: “Jo Dill rocks!” She sure does!




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The Corner Cupboard is a non-food item pantry for those in need hosted at the Sanford Unitarian Universalist Church.  Its mission is to assist members of the community by providing non-food essentials in a dignified and non-discriminatory manner.

The Corner Cupboard is open the third Saturday of every month from 10:00-2:00. You do not need to be a resident of Sanford to receive help from this pantry.

The Corner Cupboard is dedicated to honoring the integrity and worth of all individuals and it does not discriminate based on people’s needs.

In addition to non-food items, The Corner Cupboard offers gently used clothing and household items as well as educational assistance in areas such as literacy, health, community resources and financial responsibility. All products are subject to availability.

Volunteers are always needed and welcome to help us on the Saturdays we are open. Please call the office at 324.3191.

This project is funded in part by the Fund for Unitarian Universalist Social Responsibility and the United Way of York County.