Our efforts and growth
See how the Pikes’ efforts have made a lasting impact on eliminating hunger in the state of Maine.
As a nonprofit organization, we have been committed to fighting hunger in Maine since 1981. Founded by JoAnn Pike and a group of committed volunteers, the organization started as a small, grassroots effort to provide food to those at risk of hunger in the Lewiston area.
Over the years, Good Shepherd Food Bank has grown to become the largest hunger-relief organization in Maine, serving over 140,000 individuals every year. The organization has expanded its reach to include all 16 counties in the state, and now has over 600 locations where people can access food, including food pantries, meal programs, and mobile distributions.
Volunteers at the Auburn Distribution Center.
Community members touring the Auburn Distribution Center.
Former President Kristen Miale chatting with a supply chain team member.
Volunteers pack CSFP boxes at The Hannaford Center in Hampden.
Opening the Hampden Distribution Center.
A truck driver loads produce onto a tractor trailer.
Whether you’re looking to donate food, money, or your time, we appreciate your interest in our mission to eliminate hunger.