The 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.
Honoring Maine’s Credit Unions
The 2014 JoAnn Pike Humanitarian Award was presented to Maine’s Credit Unions at a special dinner at our Auburn warehouse on April 3. Maine’s Credit Unions have had a tremendous impact in the fight against hunger in our state through the Credit Union League’s Campaign for Ending Hunger.
More than 80,000 Maine children receive free or reduced-price meals in school, but when they go home for the evening or weekend, many don’t get the nutrition they need. The Food Bank’s School Pantry and BackPack programs operate in schools across the state to provide nutritious foods for kids facing hunger.
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Are you in need of food or do you want to reach out to your local hunger relief charity? Use this map to find an organization near you.