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Through each grocery package, lean proteins, fresh produce, grains, and a variety of items are provided to patients with cancer.
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Through weekly deliveries across eastern Maine and CBF pick up sites at oncology clinics, the CBF team is dedicated to equitable access to nutrition assistance.
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Dozens of volunteers make this program available to the eastern Maine cancer community.

The Christine B. Foundation believes no patient with cancer, or their family, should be unable to access nutrient-rich foods.

Each grocery item provided through this no-cost nutrition assistance service seeks to improve health outcomes for active cancer patients and offer nutritional and financial relief for recent survivors and their families.


Offering Equitable Nutrition Assistance Across The Eastern Maine Cancer Community Starts With Access.

You can request a no-cost grocery package via phone or at a pick up site in your region. 

Phone: Call us at (207) 517-0256

Pick Up Sites

Northern Light Cancer Care, Brewer (Monday-Friday, 12-3p, Main Lobby)

Northern Light Mayo Hospital, Dover-Foxcroft (Monday-Friday, Upon Request, Nurse/Dietitian)


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Assistance Frequently Asked Questions (click):

Am I eligible to receive a Grocery Package?
The CBF mission is geared towards helping those affected by cancer in Eastern Maine (Piscataquis, Penobscot, Hancock, and Washington County). If you are an active cancer patient, someone entering survivorship (up to 18 months after last treatment), or have either living in your household, you are eligible to request support.
What is in each Grocery Package?
*Items may vary based on donated goods. Each package includes groceries for 3-6 days with fruits, vegetables, proteins, grains, soups, and other items, following USDA’s My Plate recommendations. (bread, pasta, pasta sauce, eggs, meat, fresh fruit, fresh vegetables, canned fruit/vegetables, soups, beans, granola bars, apple sauces, juices, peanut butter, crackers, dessert items, Ensure, almond milk, and more)
How long will it take to receive a Grocery Package after my request?
CBF has continued to receive requests for support at a rate high rate. Upon submitting a request online, CBF will contact you within 24-48 hours. When visiting a pick up site, grocery packages will be offered during your visit. 


Become A Member – Join the CBF Cancer Community Nutrition Co-Op

The Christine B. Foundation (CBF) is inviting you to become a member of the CBF Cancer Community Nutrition Co-Op, supporting cancer patients, survivors, and their families across eastern Maine.

Through a one-time gift or smaller monthly donations, members of the Cancer Community Nutrition Co-Op will be sponsoring families impacted by cancer with nutrient-rich produce, grains, and proteins.

100% of your pledge will be restricted to program expenses and sourcing food from local partners and farmers.

Monthly Pledge (click)

One-Time Gift (click)

Have an idea to support the nutrition assistance program? Let’s talk. Email nutrition@chrisbfund.org or call at (207) 517-0256

Give Today: Co-Op Member Levels

Rainmaker ($75/month or $900)

-Recognition in February’s Bangor Region Chamber of Commerce ‘Chamber News’ Mailer

(sent to 700+ area businesses)

-Recognition in every CBF grocery package

(3,400 anticipated packages in 2021)

-All recognition of Harvester

Monthly Pledge (click)

One-Time Gift (click)

Harvester ($30/month or $360)

-Door display sticker: “Proud Member: CBF Cancer Nutrition Co-Op”

-Recognition on CBF nutrition assistance webpage

-Recognition on CBF social media “Sponsor Thank You” post

Monthly Pledge (click)

One-Time Gift (click)

Have an idea to support the nutrition assistance program? Let’s talk. Email nutrition@chrisbfund.org or call at (207) 517-0256