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  • Hunger is a reality for thousands of Maine families

    Hunger is a growing problem in Maine and across the nation. Today, 200,000 Mainers, including nearly 1 in 4 children, struggle with hunger. Learn more about hunger in Maine.

  • Reaching communities from Kittery to Fort Kent

    For more than 30 years, the Food Bank has worked with a network of partner agencies to distribute nutritious food to hungry families throughout Maine. For every $1 donated, we provide 4 meals. Find out how we’re helping in your community.

  • Working together to end hunger in Maine

    Our partner agencies are on the front lines of hunger relief, serving the most vulnerable people in their communities. Through this efficient network, more than 100,000 Mainers are receiving crucial food assistance each month. Find your local hunger relief charity.

  • Together we can solve hunger

    The Food Bank depends on volunteers to help us distribute 13 million meals a year to Mainers facing hunger. When you volunteer your time and expertise, you make a positive impact in your community. Find out how you can join us in the fight against hunger today.

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 >

Maine food for Maine families

Spiller_Sign_smThe state of Maine is rich with natural resources, including the fertile land and sea that together form the foundation of our growing agricultural industry. Given the bounty that surrounds us each harvest season, Good Shepherd Food Bank decided to take advantage of our local resources and form partnerships with Maine farmers.

Together, we’re putting nutritious, local foods on more Maine tables.

Watch the Mainers Feeding Mainers video >

A quarter of Maine’s children face hungerDSC_6234

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.

Learn more about our Child Hunger Programs >