Category: Mainers Feeding Mainers

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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Backyard Farms recognized as one of the top food donors to Good Shepherd Food Bank
Backyard Farms recognized as one of the top food donors to Good Shepherd Food Bank Madison-based tomato grower donated over 600,000 pounds of tomatoes …
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Farm Bill Implementation: States consider Heat & Eat cuts
Congress passed a new Farm Bill in February, which included an estimated $8.6 billion cut to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, also known …
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Maine food for Maine families
Mainers Feeding Mainers is providing fresh, local foods to hunger relief agencies throughout the state – and it’s showcasing the power of collaboration in …
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[Portland Press Herald] Natural Foodie: Mainers Feeding Mainers helps farms bring home the bacon
BY AVERY YALE KAMILLA Farmer Bill Spiller wants to help the hungry. But he also has to cover his costs. As a result, Spiller …
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Exciting developments for Mainers Feeding Mainers, the Food Bank’s farm program
Mainers Feeding Mainers, Good Shepherd Food Bank’s farm partnership program, is in the midst of its 4th growing season!  The season got off to …
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MAINE EGG FARMER DONATES 180,000 EGGS JUST IN TIME FOR EASTER
Farmers to donate 9 million fresh eggs to food banks nationwide Auburn, ME (March 13, 2013) – Moark, LLC, a Land O’Lakes wholly-owned egg …
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Food Bank’s Farm-to-Pantry Effort Brings Fresh, Local Foods to Mainers Facing Hunger
Auburn, ME – Mainers Feeding Mainers, Good Shepherd Food Bank’s farm partnership program, has provided more than 1.5 million pounds of locally-sourced products for …
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Maine Egg Farmers Help Struggling Families with Donation of 288,000 Eggs
Farmers Nationwide to Contribute Nearly 10 Million Eggs to Food Banks AUBURN, Maine – Despite signs of economic recovery, record numbers of families in …
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Harvest for Hope
  Spring is in the air today, but as Mainers we know that, most likely, winter isn’t done with us yet. Nonetheless, here at …
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Food Mobile – coming to a community near you!
2011 was an outstanding year for Good Shepherd Food Bank’s Food Mobile Program! Our two Food Mobiles hit the road a total of 94 …
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