Category: Child Hunger

Kids Café Program Grows with New Sites Across Maine
The coastal town of Belfast in Waldo County presents visitors with quintessential Maine seascapes and a cozy downtown, home to a variety of shops. Nestled on the second floor of a colonial-style brick building in the heart of downtown Belfast is an afterschool program. The Game Loft, a Kids Café Program site, opens its doors four days per week to the world of Dungeons and Dragons, long conversations about homemade chain mail, historical live action role plays, and Magic deck stacking techniques.
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Congratulations to our Outstanding School Partners
As the 2015-2016 school year comes to a close, Good Shepherd Food Bank’s Child Hunger Team is extending a sincere thank you to our School Partners for the time, energy, and compassion they have invested to make the BackPack and School Pantry programs available in their communities. With their help, the Food Bank has served more than 3,000 families more than 450,000 meals since September 2015.
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Good Shepherd Food Bank Partners With Bangor & Brewer Nonprofits to Sponsor Six Summer Lunch Sites
Sites will offer free meals to Bangor/Brewer youth throughout summer Bangor, ME – Good Shepherd Food Bank will be sponsoring six Summer Lunch sites …
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School Pantry Program Expands Thanks to Kellogg’s
By Madelyn Holm, Feeding America Child Hunger Corps Member Over the summer, the Kellogg’s Foundation awarded Good Shepherd Food Bank an expansion grant to …
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Summer Meals Program Kicks Off in Bangor
View the Latest Coverage: WLBZ 2 – Good Shepherd Food Banks Feeds Kids During Summer Vacation WABI 5 – Summer Meals Program Kicks Off …
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Maine’s Credit Unions Continue Multi-Year Commitment to End Childhood Hunger in Maine
(Portland) – On Monday, September 29, at the East End Community School in Portland, the Maine Credit Unions’ Campaign for Ending Hunger distributed some …
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Summer Reading
Need something to read besides that beach book or another editorial about Maine’s upcoming gubernatorial election?  There have been some really interesting articles about …
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Reflections on two years as a Child Hunger Corps member
It seems impossible that nearly two years have passed since I began the Child Hunger Corps, these last few months are presenting many opportunities …
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Good Shepherd Food Bank Partners With Bangor & Brewer Nonprofits to Sponsor Five Summer Lunch Sites
Sites will offer free meals to Bangor/Brewer youth throughout summer   Bangor, ME – Good Shepherd Food Bank will be sponsoring five Summer Lunch …
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Waterville girls celebrate birthday by collecting donations
Two girls from Waterville, Maine are making national news for their selfless birthday wishes! When Gabbie and Alice found out that students at their …
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Advocacy Update: Summer Lunch in Maine and the New Farm Bill
Bill Promoting Summer Lunch Program to Become Law in Maine Last week the Maine legislature overturned Governor LePage’s veto of a bill that will …
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School pantries reach families across Maine
Good Shepherd Food Bank’s latest addition to our arsenal in the fight against child hunger is the School Pantry Program. Using this model, the …
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