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Building in downtown Dexter

About The Heart of Maine Resource Center

We serve the communities of Dexter, Ripley, Garland, and Exeter. This covers over 6,000 Maine residents and has an almost 17% food insecurity rate. We have already begun to do monthly food distributions in conjunction with Piscataquis Regional Food Center. We have distributed well over 1500 boxes in the last year. These boxes include fresh food and non- perishable items alike.

We also sponsor Group Workcamps where hundreds of volunteers from around the country come to the Dexter area to perform free home repair. 


The Heart of Maine Resource Center is located at 6 Main Street in Downtown Dexter. The building was formerly the historic Bert Call Photography studio, and in 2020, it was donated to the Heart of Maine Resource Center to be used to establish a food pantry. We are in the process of renovating our permanent location to house our food pantry and offer community resources.

The building will also be used to house the Heart of Maine Resource Center offices and rooms where individuals and families can receive assistance in counseling for various reasons and given access to many other resources already being offered in the area. We will assist them with applying for and receiving aid. No person will be turned away. Anyone in need will be assisted as best as we can.

Our Mission

To connect our neighbors with the resources they need to thrive.

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