Author: Clara McConnell

Thoughts After the First 100 Days
One of the many benefits of being the president of Good Shepherd Food Bank is that I get invited to a lot of interesting …
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Fighting Child Hunger with the Kids Cafe
Thanks to the generosity of Shaw’s Supermarkets, the Food Bank recently opened two new Kids Café sites to reach children facing hunger. We are …
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Child Hunger Corps Comes to Good Shepherd Food Bank
Hello all, My name is Samantha Culver and I am the new Child Hunger Corps Member for Good Shepherd Food Bank.  My position is …
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September is Hunger Action Month!
Now is your chance to join Good Shepherd Food Bank, Feeding America, and food banks all across the nation in raising awareness about hunger …
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Reaching seniors in need
I first learned of the Senior Food Mobile model as a way to reach food insecure senior citizens in Oklahoma about a year ago …
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Fighting hunger from the field, to the food pantry, to the kitchen
On Monday we were the lucky recipients of a visit from the Teen Ag Crews from Aldermere Farm in Rockport and Wolfe’s Neck Farm …
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First Annual Beacon of Hope Award Goes to Volunteer Regional Food Pantry
For the past year, I have had the pleasure of helping to organize Good Shepherd Food Bank’s first annual State Network Conference. From the …
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Fighting Child Hunger with the Summer Food Service Program
It was last November, just a few months after I started as the Program Manager here at the Food Bank, when Gail Lombardi from …
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Maine Gives.
Maine was recently named the most peaceful state in the country. I suspect that, if we could measure the giving spirit across states, we …
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Food Donor Spotlight: Walmart Distribution Center
Hello again! Barbara here – the Food Resource Developer for Good Shepherd Food Bank. I work with businesses like the Walmart Distribution Center (DC) …
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Bringing BackPacks to Auburn
As Program Manager for Child Hunger Initiatives at Good Shepherd Food Bank, I tell people constantly about the childhood food insecurity crisis here in …
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Getting to Know our Neighbors – a Tour of Tambrands in Auburn
The Tambrands plant on Hotel Road in Auburn is imposing.  I’ve always wondered what was behind the blue walls with the tinted windows, and …
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