LIVERMORE FALLS – Ray Bryant, chairman of the Tri-Town Ministerial Association Food Cupboard, said it’s disappointing that someone broke into the pantry over the weekend to get food.

The cupboard is in the basement of Eaton Memorial United Methodist Church.

“If anybody is hungry and they can’t make it to get food the days we are open, all they have to do is call us,” Bryant, of Jay, said. “We have gone in weekends and nights if people really need food.”

A member of the congregation discovered the burglary Sunday morning.

The burglary is believed to have occurred either Saturday night or early Sunday morning, Police Chief Ernest Steward Jr. said Monday. The exterior door, leading to the door to the basement, was jimmied and there was damage to the interior door, he said.

Among the food taken were many pastries and juice boxes, he said. It is believed that some pre-cooked chickens were also missing.


The pantry serves on average 180 families a month from Jay, Livermore and Livermore Falls, which represents 590 individuals, Bryant said. 

If anyone saw anything suspicious at the church, or knows anything about the burglary, they are asked to call the Livermore Falls Police Department at 897-3424. Lt. Joseph Sage is in charge of the investigation.

Contractor Ken St. Pierre of Livermore repaired the interior door to the basement Monday morning.

The cupboard is open Tuesdays from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m.;
and Wednesdays and Thursdays from 2 to 4 p.m, Bryant said.

A lot of times people call the town offices and they give the contact information for the cupboard, he said. They can also call 2-1-1, Maine’s health and human services information and referral system.

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