Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Is Your Program Listed on 2-1-1?

211 is a free, confidential information and referral service that connects people of all ages across Maine to local services. 211 Maine is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, by phone (just dial 211 to connect), text, email, and searchable online database.

Making certain that your food pantry, meal site, or shelter information is available on 211, and that it stays updated, is a great way to ensure people can find your program and the services you offer. It is also a great resources for connecting your patrons to the other services they may need, such as clothing, housing, and transportation.

You can go to https://211maine.org/ to verify that your program is listed in their directory.

If you are interested in adding your organization to the resource directory, you can contact the Resource Department at (207)221-8150 or if you prefer to do it online, you can complete the form on this page.
To make changes or updates to existing listings, please contact Mary Jo, Resource Coordinator at (201)221-8160.

GSFB Network is a blog for partner agencies of Good Shepherd Food Bank focused on feeding Maine's hungry.