About Us

Our Mission

The mission of Good Shepherd Food Bank is to eliminate hunger in Maine by improving access to nutritious food for people in need, building strong community partnerships, and mobilizing the public in the fight to end hunger.

Our Core Values:

  • Partnership: We endeavor to provide the best possible experience to everyone we engage with, basing interactions on a foundation of equity, integrity, and humility.
  • Agility: We promote an organizational culture that encourages new ideas, improvements, flexibility, and innovations, and turns challenges into opportunities.
  • Inclusion: We respect the breadth of life experiences across the communities we partner with, holding people struggling with hunger at the center of our decisions and actions.
Clients choose from fruit at a GSFB partner agency.

Why Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) matters to Good Shepherd Food Bank of Maine

The mission of Good Shepherd Food Bank is to eliminate hunger in Maine by improving access to nutritious and culturally relevant food for people in need, building strong community partnerships, and mobilizing the public in the fight to end hunger. To achieve this mission, we acknowledge that hunger is rooted in the systemic inequities and injustices that cause and perpetuate poverty and food insecurity. People and communities that experience marginalization and oppression based on race, socioeconomic standing, gender, and other identities are disproportionately impacted by hunger. In order to end hunger in our state, we must include those most impacted and elevate their voices in our planning and decision-making; listen to understand the diverse experiences and needs of Mainers at risk of hunger, and invest in and work alongside our partners and neighbors to create equitable access to nutritious and culturally appropriate foods.

Eliminating Hunger in Maine for More Than 35 Years

The story of Good Shepherd Food Bank is one of small beginnings, but of consistent and impressive growth. In 1981, JoAnn and Ray Pike noticed the amount of food being wasted locally and soon after saw a newspaper article about a food bank in Kansas City.

Backyard Farms boxes of tomatoes in the GSFB warehouse.

Finding long-term solutions

In addition to distributing food to Mainers in need, the Food Bank is leading a statewide effort to combat the root causes of hunger by engaging in advocacy, nutrition education, and strategic partnerships. We welcome you to join us in this effort!

Current job openings at Good Shepherd Food Bank

When positions are available, they can be viewed here.

Excited volunteers give a thumbs up while inspecting donated food.

For food industry donations and food sourcing information:

Kay Gray – Sourcing Director
kgray@gsfb.org

Nancy Perry – Senior Sourcing Manager
nperry@gsfb.org or (207) 782-3554 ext. 1109

For guest speaker inquiries:

Are you looking to book a speaker for your event? Speaker Request Form

Are you looking to schedule a check presentation? Check Presentation Request Form

For marketing and media inquiries:

Jessica Donahue – Director of Marketing and Communications
jdonahue@gsfb.org

For human resources inquiries:

Nicole Nadeau – Vice President of People and Culture
nnadeau@gsfb.org

For operations inquiries:

George Fox – Vice President of Supply Chain
gfox@gsfb.org