Resources for MSAD #51 Families

Meal Assistance

MSAD #51 Students Bagged Breakfast/lunch pick-up - M-F 10-12 am Mabel I Wilson Parking Circle - this is open to ALL MSAD #51 students

Cumberland Food Pantry

290 Tuttle Road (behind Town Hall) Open every Friday in April from 2-6 pm to residents of Cumberland, North Yarmouth, Pownal, and New Gloucester. Drive up service with groceries delivered to your car.

Wellness Checks North Yarmouth Fire/Rescue

Take out and Supporting Local Business

Bru-Thru Coffee Shack

Cumberland Baking

Cumberland Food Company

Cumberland Foodstop

J Brother's Variety

Louie's Grille

Nantz's Garden

Pine Ridge Acres

Rachel's On The Green at Val Halla

Spring Brook Farm & Market

Area Farms/Farm Stands:

Maine Farm and Seafood Products Directory: The directory provides information on available local farm products and alternative pick-up options developed by farmers statewide to accommodate the recommended social distancing in light of COVID-19. To have your farm added to this list, complete the Maine Farm and Seafood Products Form.

Connecting with other parents

Facebook - MSAD #51 Parent Group (675+ members) contact the admin Tanya Gagne to join via FB or have a MSAD#51 parent already in the group invite you- for MSAD 51 parents and caregivers only

Family Network - for buying and selling clothing and goods by locals in the area.

Facebook Group:

Email Subscribe:

      1. Go to

      2. Search groups at the top “Family Network Trading Post

      3. When it comes up, click on “Family Network Trading Post”

      4. Click on “Apply for membership”

      5. CHOOSE YOUR E-MAIL PREFERENCE. It defaults to ‘every new message’, but you may hit the down arrow and change it to ‘Daily Summaries’, etc.

      6. Click on “Apply to join this group” at the bottom

United Way Greater Portland

lists many local resources to assist during this time

Coronavirus/COVID-19 Information

National Center for Disease Control:

Maine Center for Disease Control:

Emotional Support

Maine State Crisis Line: (888) 568-1112

Cumberland County Crisis Service Line: 774 (HELP) 4357

SAMSHA Disaster Distress Helpline (800) 985-5990 -24/7 365 days/year crisis counseling and support to people experiencing emotional distress related to natural or human-caused disasters

National Suicide Prevention Hotline (800) 273-8255

National Domestic Violence Hotline: Call 1-800-799-7233 and TTY 1-800-787-3224

Trevor Project LGBTQ crisis line: (866) 488-7368

Teletherapy with a licensed therapist /counselor in the State of Maine - contact your primary care physician for a referral or go to - look under tab online/phone counseling - in light of this crisis many therapists now offer telehealth services which insurances should cover

NAMI Helpline - if you are having trouble finding services in your area (800) 950-6264

Looking for Volunteer Assistance

American Red Cross Blood Drive: Saturday, April 11th from 11:00am-3:30pm at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in North Yarmouth. For an appointment, visit the Red Cross website:

There is an urgent need in this time of crisis. Please consider donating if you are able.

Cumberland Food Pantry

Current Needs: Jelly, Elbow Noodles, Ramen Noodles, Baking Products (Flour, Sugar, Box Mixes), Spaghetti Sauce, Raviolios/Spaghettios, Hamburger Helper, Taco Shells, Beef and Chicken Soup, Coffee, Condiments (Mayo especially)

Food donations can be made to the Food Pantry in the shopping carts located at the front entrance of Town Hall.

Monetary donations can be made by check (payable to Community Food Pantry) and mailed to: ATTN: Community Food Pantry, 290 Tuttle Road Cumberland, ME 04021.

Senior Shopping Support

Cumberland has developed a program to assist our senior neighbors with grocery shopping during the coronavirus pandemic. This will allow older residents to take extra precautions during this time and to not worry about going to the store. It is recommended that volunteers are under the age of 65 due to the high risk that COVID-19 presents to our older population.

If you are interested in volunteering your time on a Tuesday or Wednesday morning, please complete the online application:

Do you know of someone who could benefit from this program? Please have them call 207-558-9137 to get signed up! Read more about the program here: