Social Services

The General Assistance program in Maine is administered by each municipality for the immediate aid of persons who are unable to provide basic necessities essential to maintain themselves or their families.  Basic necessities include food, shelter,electricity, and heating fuel.  General Assistance is a cure of last resort and the law requires applicants to apply for other services that may be available before applying for this program. Applicants have the burden of proving that they are eligible for General Assistance.  

Community Cupboard
The Community Cupboard is located at 6 Groveville Rd., near the Buxton Center Elementary School, at the corner of Long Plains Rd (Rte. 22) & Groveville Road. The mailing address is P.O. Box 165, Buxton, ME 04093.   For Hour of operation and to dropped off Non-perishable food contact Betty Robiceau at 207.929-6764. 

Buxton Community Service Food Co-op
The Buxton Community Service Food Co-op is located at 939 Long Plains Road.  This is the brick building across the street from the church parking lot, at the intersection of Long Plains Rd (Rt. 22 and Haines Meadow Rd., near the Buxton Center Elementary School. The food co-op is open Tue., Fri., and Sat., from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM.