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Hunger takes fun out of summer for Maine kids

The statistic is hard to believe, and yet it’s true – one in four Maine children are not receiving the nutritious food they need to grow, learn, and thrive. To combat this serious problem during the summer months, Good Shepherd Food Bank works with partners to operate meal sites for kids in need.

Learn more about our Summer Food Service Program >

Maine Food for Mainers in Need

Stu5_web2One in seven Mainers depends on their local food assistance charity to feed their family. The Food Bank partners with local farmers across the state to provide families with fresh, nutritious foods.

In 2014, we distributed more than 2 million pounds of local foods to our neighbors in need through the Mainers Feeding Mainers program.

Learn more about Mainers Feeding Mainers and watch the video >

New Report: Hunger in Maine 2014Hunger in Maine Report_promo

A new study by Good Shepherd Food Bank and Feeding America, Hunger in Maine 2014, shows that 1 in 7 Mainers, or an estimated 178,000 people, turn to Maine food pantries and meal service programs to feed themselves and their families.

Read the latest research >