Category: Advocacy

Investment in Advocacy and Research as New Hunger Data Reveals Mixed Results for Maine
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Maine Food Bank Addresses Systemic Inequalities through Investment Partnership
Good Shepherd Food Bank is proud to announce a partnership with Zevin Asset Management, a boutique investment manager specializing in socially responsible investing and …
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Good Shepherd Food Bank’s Assessment of CFAP Sunset
The USDA announced that the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) will sunset at the end of this month. Also known as the Farmers to …
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Partnering to Feed Mainers in Need and Reduce Carbon Pollution
Good Shepherd Food Bank partnered with Maine-based ReVision Energy to install a solar array to generate on-site power to help refrigerate perishables while reducing …
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Food Insecurity Leaders Advocate and Adapt Through COVID-19
Throughout the spring and summer, Good Shepherd Food Bank’s Building Advocates Leadership Program’s graduates used their skills and lived experience to advocate for necessary …
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Culturally Relevant Food in the Hands of Mainers in Need
In the wake of COVID-19, Good Shepherd Food Bank pivoted its operations and began distributing pre-packed boxes of shelf-stable foods to support food pantries …
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Food Bank Call on Congress to Address Food Insecurity in Next Coronavirus Relief Legislation
Good Shepherd Food Bank calls on Congress for Action As Congress returns to Washington DC this week, Good Shepherd Food Bank urges our Members …
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Good Shepherd Food Bank Projects $6.3M in New Costs Due to COVID-19 Crisis
Good Shepherd Food Bank, Maine’s largest hunger-relief organization, announced that an estimated $6.3M in additional resources will be needed over a six-month period to …
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Food Banks, Food Pantries and Meal Sites Deemed Essential Service
IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 2, 2020 AUBURN, Maine – Good Shepherd Food Bank and its network of 450+ agency partners—including food pantries and meal sites—have …
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Good Shepherd Food Bank Representatives to Attend National Anti-Hunger Policy Conference
AUBURN, Maine – Three representatives from Good Shepherd Food Bank will be traveling to Washington D.C. to participate in the National Anti-Hunger Policy Conference …
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Building Advocates Leadership Program Results
This past fall, Area Interfaith Outreach and Good Shepherd Food Bank teamed up to bring the Building Advocates Leadership Program to the greater Rockland …
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Governor signs bill to continue funding for Mainers Feeding Mainers program
Farms across Maine will once again grow food for hunger relief programs this season AUBURN, Maine – Governor Mills has signed a bill to …
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