St,. Peter’s supports our neighbors and our community.

St. Elizabeth’s Essentials Pantry

St. Peter’s is a sponsoring parish of St. Elizabeth’s Essentials Pantry, a Jubilee Center of the Episcopal Church. Located at St. Luke’s Cathedral in Portland, the pantry provides non-food essential items to persons and families in need. Currently, we are collecting winter coats for the pantry. Learn more about St. Elizabeth’s here.

Wayside Food Programs

St. Peter’s collects groceries during Advent for the Wayside Food Pantry. Over 300 pounds of food was brought to the pantry at the end of Advent in 2021.

St. Peter’s Episcopal Church provided community meals for eleven years. Several volunteers from our parish served as cooks, servers, dishwashers, and hosts to provide 15-20 meals every Thursday night. When Covid pandemic happened in March 2020, the meal site was closed due to restrictions. We still provide cash donations and do a food drive once a year to support this organization.

Project Feed

Project Feed is supported by parishioners who donate loose change each Sunday (while in person) and is sent to this non-profit organization. Located at the Woodfords United Church of Christ, the emergency food pantry provides groceries to those in need. Project Feed was started by a group of local clergy and lay people, including members of St. Peter’s, who were concerned with the number of Portland residents that were without a reliable source of food.

Friends of Payson Park

Friends of Payson Park is a collection of park neighbors and other fans who have come together as a group to advocate for and help preserve the beautiful 48 acres of open space. This 48 acre park sits along the shores of Back Cove and Fall Brook and is home to baseball and softball fields, playground, basketball and tennis courts, the Longfellow Arboretum, and a community garden. In the summer months, it is home to dozens of walk-a-thons and running races that take place along Back Cove. In the winter months, it transforms into a winter recreation  paradise with a skating pond, sledding hills and a ski and snowboard terrain park

Greater Portland Family Promise

Greater Portland Family Promise, and affiliate of the national Family Promise program, aims to address the needs of families facing homelessness in the Greater Portland, Maine area. Through an interfaith network and connections with existing community resources, Family Promise provides housing, meals, case management and community for children and their families experiencing homelessness. We have several members of our parish who support Greater Portland Family Promise.

Preble Street Resource Center

Many of our parish members provide donations of money, coats, socks, and underwear to the center to support the members of our community in need or who are homeless.

Partners for World Health

This organization collects medical supplies that would go to waste and ships tons of such supplies to impoverished Third World nations around the world, and sends teams of medical experts to teach the people how to use what has been sent. We have several parishioners volunteer at the center where goods are collected and a nurse from our parish volunteered to visit a Third World country and volunteer for three weeks to aid in medical treatments.