How We Help
There is a solution to Maine's hunger problem!
For every person who is currently in need, there are even more Maine citizens and businesses who are able and willing to reach out and give them a helping hand.
Since 1981, Good Shepherd Food Bank has worked diligently to establish essential partnerships with many others concerned about ending needless hunger here in Maine.
Be it an individual, church or civic group, small business or large corporation, by partnering together we have made huge strides towards our goal. We must not stop pressing ahead however in our efforts to conquer a problem of this importance and magnitude.
Gathering millions of pounds of food each year!
Good Shepherd Food Bank relies on its solid relationships with Maine's food industry in order to obtain millions of pounds of food each year. Additionally, we secure yet more truckloads for the state of Maine from national food donors through our affiliation with Feeding America.
Whether it's from a large food manufacturer or a local farmer donating excess produce, there are large quantities of food available, much of which would go to waste if it weren't for the Good Shepherd Food Bank. more »
In all of Maine, GSFB is uniquely positioned to do the work of gathering and distributing the millions of pounds of food needed to supply hunger relief agencies throughout the state.
Just this past year, we distributed over 13 million pounds. This food is feeding and nourishing over 107,000 of our neediest neighbors each month in every area of Maine, from Kittery to Fort Kent.
Every day we solicit, secure, collect and distribute food for more than 600 food pantries, soup kitchens and community programs throughout all 16 counties in Maine. We are constantly looking for ways to extend our reach to meet critical needs in underserved areas.
We invite you to get involved in this effort.
It is necessary that we continue working together to maintain this vital work. Much more needs to be done in order to end hunger in Maine.
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