Bread of Life Shelter

157 Walter St.
Augusta, ME 04330
157 Hospital St.
Augusta, ME 04330


Bread of Life is the only soup kitchen in the Augusta area (including Augusta, Manchester, Hallowell, Chelsea, Vassalboro and Sidney – with a total population of approximately 55,000) and the only general purpose homeless shelter (there is a shelter in Waterville to which we refer people when we are full). The meals we serve at the soup kitchen are the only hot meal some of our clients get each day and for some, it is the only meal. Many of our clients are mentally ill and cannot hold down a full time job and, therefore, can only afford a one-room efficiency apartment. They may have no place to store food or even the means to cook food. Our mission is to serve the hungry and homeless people in the Augusta area and to provide services that allow people to take accountability for their lives and help them become self-sufficient.


Emergency shelter. Families, victims of domestic violence, single men and women including those with mental illness.


All ages. Males and females. Serves Androscoggin, Aroostook, Cumberland, Franklin, Hancock, Knox, Lincoln, Oxford, Penobscot, Piscataquis, Sagadahoc, Somerset, Waldo, Washington and York counties.