On an early spring day, with a mix of rain and snow, we visited the Winslow Community Cupboard in Kennebec County, located in the Winslow Congregational Church. The cooler weather didn’t stop the nearly 30 volunteers from greeting pantry visitors with a smile, handing each car a menu of items to select from and then packing boxes quickly and efficiently.
This is how every distribution day works at the Winslow Community Cupboard. With their drive-thru choice model, visitors experience a low-touch distribution and still have the opportunity to choose from a menu of food items. “We believe in client-choice. That way, our community is getting what they need,” said Bruce Bottiglierie, executive director. The cupboard offers pet supplies and everyday household items along with nutritious food options.