Together with Feeding America, we are working to ensure that:
Based on these priorities, we work to engage policymakers and mobilize the public on behalf of vital hunger relief programs. Federal nutrition programs are a crucial safety net for hundreds of thousands of Maine families.
Help us advocate for programs and policies that bring relief to individuals and families struggling to get by. Your voice can, and will, make a difference. Contact your U.S. Congressional Delegates to let them know you support full funding for SNAP (food stamps) and other federal nutrition programs.
Contact your local delegates and tell them that Maine needs strong SNAP, General Assistance, school nutrition, and summer meals programs.
The Food Bank created the Advocacy Advisory Council in 2022 to support building our advocacy agendas to address root causes of hunger, created in collaboration by an equal partnership of people with lived experience, staff and members from Good Shepherd Food Bank’s Board of Directors, and community organizations.