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Good Shepherd Food Bank has been named “One of the Best Places to Work in Maine” for more than ten consecutive years! 

We strongly believe that it’s not just what you do that matters; it is how you do it. We partner with nearly 600 community organizations to increase access to the healthy and nutritious food Mainers need to thrive.

With Mainers at the center of our work, working together as a team is at the center of what we do – in the way we communicate, show each other respect, and always search for better ways to support our communities.

Do Good for a Living

Learn more about what it means to be a part of the Good Shepherd Food Bank team.

Our Organization

Inspired by a newspaper article about a food bank and its impact in Kansas City, Good Shepherd Food Bank was founded in 1981 to help neighbors supplement their nutritional needs. Today, we operate from numerous locations to help support people at-risk of hunger across Maine.

Our Values

We show each other respect. We value people for the way they behave and the contributions they make. We appreciate the special color each individual brings to our life. We want you to be comfortable and proud to bring your true self to work each and every day.

What We Do

In partnership with nearly 600 community organizations, the Food Bank has grown its distribution to 29 million meals during fiscal year 2022. This leaves more than ten million meals that are needed to close our state’s meal gap and we need your help.

Why We Do It

We’re Mainers helping Mainers. We show 100% dedication to our mission in all of our efforts and advocacy. We believe everybody deserves access to proper nutrition, no matter their situation. We approach every situation with an open mind and a warm heart.

Committed to Supporting an Inclusive Workplace

We are dedicated to:

  • Providing ongoing education and training to all employees on equity, diversity, and inclusion topics
  • Supporting the creation and operations of an equity, diversity, and inclusion council comprising employees from all levels of the company
  • Providing all employees with a safe avenue to voice concerns regarding equity, diversity, and inclusion in our workplace
  • Supporting flexible work arrangements that accommodate the different needs of all employees
  • Conducting periodic employee surveys and focus groups to identify the areas where our organization supports inclusive practices, as well as where there is room for growth

Benefits and Other Perks

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Flexible Work Schedule

We’re flexible! We allow employees to work where they need to when they need to. We believe that a healthy work/life balance is important.

Everyone Has a Voice

We embrace and celebrate the unique experiences, perspectives, and cultural backgrounds that each employee brings to our workplace.

Perks Beyond Coffee

From our Employee Relief Fund to our parental leave support, the Food Bank’s innovative and rewarding benefits and perks place your needs first.

Paid Time Off (PTO)

Start earning vacation time on your first day! PTO is available for bereavement leave, holidays, jury and civic duty, parental leave, vacation, and sick time.

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Your mental health matters. We offer access to short-term professional counseling and referrals for additional sessions as needed.

Financial Programs

We offer Employee Relief Funds, Financial Coaching, Flexible Spending Accounts, and Group Life Insurance to all employees.

Medical, Vision, and Dental Insurance

All plans cover a full range of medical services, including office visits, hospitalization, emergencies, and prescriptions.

Retirement Benefits

Employer 401(k) match is 100% of elective deferrals up to 6% of your compensation. All contributions are vested immediately.

Employee Support

Our “open-door” policy supports Parental Leave, Pumpspotting, Same-Sex Marriages, and Domestic Partnerships.

The life of a Good Shepherd Food Banker

A behind-the-scenes peek at how we work together to eliminate hunger in Maine.

The People & Culture Team

Meet the team that supports our human resources department at Good Shepherd Food Bank.

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Joanne Gammons

People & Culture Team

Kathy Helming

Employee Experience Specialist


    What to expect when you apply to Good Shepherd Food Bank

    The Food Bank strives to make your application process as easy as possible. The Human Resources team will review your application and if your experience aligns, we will reach out to schedule a conversation with you and outline next steps.