PORTLAND — Food pantries in Cumberland County are going to feel the impact of losing $143,000 in federal funds that benefited such programs as Preble Street, Wayside and the Salvation Army.

The United Way of Greater Portland, which administers the program, announced today that Cumberland and five other counties in Maine did not qualify for federal aid.

Cumberland County’s Emergency Food and Shelter Program not only benefits some of the larger food programs, but provides aid to many smaller community and church-run programs.

Lincoln, Sagadahoc and York counties also did not qualify for federal food assistance.

United Way said the loss of funding stems from a federal reduction of funds to Maine, a reduction that saw assistance levels drop from $814,937 in 2010 to $347,251 in 2011.