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 guide our work & how we conduct ourselves as we strive to achieve our mission:

  • 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.

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.

Executive Leadership

Learn more about our leadership team.

Kristen Miale – President

George Fox – Vice President of Supply Chain
*sourcing contacts below

Shannon Coffin – Vice President of Community Partnerships

Erin Fogg – Vice President of Development

Amy Regan Gallant – Vice President of Public Policy & Research

Bryan O’Connor – Vice President of Finance & Administration


For donations and fundraising inquiries please contact:

Learn more about our Development Team.

Erin Peck Yarema – Director of Major & Planned Giving

Ethan Minton – Major Gifts Officer

Courtney Holub – Major Gifts Officer

Carol Miller – Major Gifts Officer

Robin McCarthy – Director of Donor Relations

For food industry donations and food sourcing information please contact:

Kay Gray – Sourcing Director

Nancy Perry – Mainers Feeding Mainers Program 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



Board of Directors

Executive Committee:

Frank Pecoraro

Ben Sprague

Peter Richardson

Scott Maker

Board Members:

John Bennett
Tae Chong
Jim Darroch
Michelle Draeger
Marwa Elkelani
Peter Forester
Jason Fournier
Michelle Hayes
Dora Anne Mills, MD
John Nutting
Odette Perriel
Victoria W. Rogers, MD
Kate Rush
Andrea Sockabasin
Dyana Tull
Bill Williamson
Mary Wright

For marketing and media inquiries please contact:

Jessica Donahue – Director of Marketing and Communications



For human resources inquiries please contact:

Nicole Nadeau – Director of Human Resources

For operations inquiries please contact:

George Fox – Assistant Vice President of Supply Chain