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.

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A quarter of Maine’s children face hunger

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, Good Shepherd Food Bank and our partners have developed several programs to provide food to Maine kids when they need it most.

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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.

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