Bakery

OPEN everyday, 8am-4pm

Phone: 207-324-8811 / FMI: email sandyr@ycspi.org

Our bakery provides a wide assortment of baked goods, fresh 7 days a week. We bake for sale a number a products ranging from pies and specialty breads to cookies and pastries. It is the policy of the bakery to provide quality fresh baked products and nutritious food to all customers with the utmost courtesy at all times! The proceeds from the sale of bakery products help support all of our client driven programs. 

The bakery does more than just bake goods for the community, though. It also serves as a Job Training program for homeless individuals in need of job skills training and placement. For more information on our Job Training programs, including the bakery's role, click here.

The bakery and training program is located on Shaker Hill Rd. in Alfred, Maine, home of the Brother's of the Christian Instruction, who ran the bakery from 1931 until 1984, producing "Brothers' Bread" for their community and area residents. 


Catering Services

LEtour chefs help you plan Your special occasion

FMI: email scottd@ycspi.org

Whether it is a wedding, reunion, family party, or a simple backyard BBQ, with our years of experience we assure you of your satisfaction. Our services are available on site or wherever you may need our professional staff. We have various menus available and we can be very flexible, accommodating what you may want at your event! For more information or to book our catering staff please email: scottd@ycspi.org or contact us


Food Pantry

Open Mon, Wed, Fri, 1-4pm

FMI: email Scottd@ycspi.org

The food Pantry is located on Shaker Hill Rd. in Alfred and is open five days a week. We serve on average 65 families a day, and collect food from various places including four Hannaford stores, Walmart, and Good Shepard food bank. We have a dedicated volunteer force that helps collect and distribute the food to those who struggle with food insecurity. The food pantry is one of the many tools which YCSP views as a way to help prevent homelessness and food insecurity in our community.

During the holidays we provide specific Thanksgiving and Christmas food boxes, complete with all the fixing of a traditional dinner including, a Turkey or a Chicken. Last year we provided food to over 75,000 units of service to our neighbors in need. This was over 20,000 food boxes, including the over 2,o00 boxes distributed for Thanksgiving and Christmas. 


Springvale Free Meals Kitchen

First Baptist Church, Main St, Springvale ME

First Baptist Church, Main St, Springvale ME

Open Tuesday and Thursday, 11am-12:30pm

FMI: email joans@ycspi.org

This Free Meals Kitchen is open to the public, from all towns! A full hot lunch is served at 11:45am, with coffee and refreshments available starting at 11am. This Meals Kitchen has been operating for over 20 years in large part by the graciousness of our partner, the First Baptist Church in Springvale! Staffed entirely by volunteers, we were able to provide over 15,000 hot meals through our meals Kitchens last year alone, and over 100,000 hot meals for all of our combined programs! Food insecurity is a very real fear that 1 in 6 Americans face each day. Please come and enjoy a hot meal with us, all are welcome!


Free Summer Meals Program

Open Monday - friday, 12 - 1pm (Shaker Hill Dining commons)

FMI: email scottd@ycspi.org

During the Summer months, come join YCSP and our friends, SNAP-ed and the 4-H program with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension, Monday - Friday from 12pm -1pm for lunches. On Monday, Wednesday, and Friday we will have lots of fun activities for all the kiddos that they can take home with them! Hope to see you this summer!