Category: Mainers Feeding Mainers

Stories from the Farm Road – Mainers Feeding Mainers Program Spotlight
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Good Shepherd Food Bank Receives 12,000 Pound Donation of Cheese
Continued Partnership with Dairy Farmers of America and Pineland Farms Dairy Supports Maine’s Hunger-Relief Network Good Shepherd Food Bank is pleased to announce 12,000 pounds …
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Stories from the Road: School Partners Rally in Crisis to Meet Statewide Need
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Hannaford Joins Pineland Farms Cheese Donation Efforts
Pineland Farms Dairy announced today that Hannaford Supermarkets joined their cheese donation efforts aimed at addressing hunger relief and helping Maine dairy farmers. Hannaford …
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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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Farm Bill Update
Hunger-Relief Advocates Thank Maine’s Congressional Delegation for Votes on Bipartisan Farm Bill Agreement that Protects Food Assistance The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program helps one …
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Chase Stream Farm
For many, the answer to “What would you like to do when you retire?” is something that includes relaxing, traveling, maybe picking up a …
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More locally grown food will go to individuals at risk of going hungry through Hannaford Helps
Scarborough, Maine – Hannaford Supermarkets today announced more than $400,000 in donations to strengthen the connection between local food producers and organizations that serve …
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Maine Egg Farmers Donate More Than 100,000 Eggs Just In Time For Easter
Hillandale Farm is helping in the fight against hunger by donating 9,000 dozen eggs to Good Shepherd Food Bank on Monday, April 10 at 11:00 a.m.
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Maine Dairy Promotion Board and Good Shepherd Food Bank Bring Milk to School Food Pantries with Milk2MyPlate
Milk is one of the most requested items at food banks across the country, but food banks rarely have enough to go around, according to Feeding America, the nation’s largest hunger relief charity. The 46.5 million food bank clients nationwide each receive less than one gallon of milk per year, on average.
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Little farm stand yields big impact for Mainers
The boy scrambled across the sand towards the sound of the food truck parked up on the street. His face glistened with excitement as dirt kicked up into the air behind him. He reached his presumed destination. His mom leaned down and asked him, what kind of ice cream did you want? The boy hesitated for a moment and pointed across the street, I don’t want ice cream, he said. I want to buy vegetables to feed the hungry.
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Berry Fruit Farm Turns Roughly 133,000 Apples into Applesauce
When an unexpected delivery of 44,000 pounds of apples (that accounts for roughly 133,000 apples!) arrived at Good Shepherd Food Bank’s warehouse in Auburn last November, a challenge presented itself. The apples, donated by Charleston Correctional Facility, were best suited for cooking. In addition, the Food Bank already purchased a large quantity of apples from its farm partners. It was easy to assume the fate of these apples would be food for the pig farms. However, once again, the spirit of Maine people and the Food Bank’s commitment to addressing hunger shined bright.
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