Category: Stories from the Road

Volunteer Impact – Ken Holt
Ken Holt joined Good Shepherd Food Bank as a volunteer when the pandemic hit and his service continues to help in a big way …
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Stories from the Road: Partnership Spotlight
Good Shepherd Food Bank’s work is made possible through collaborative efforts of donors, staff, volunteers, our partner network, and more. Today, we’re showcasing our …
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Stories from the Road: School Partners Rally in Crisis to Meet Statewide Need
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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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Neighbors Helping Neighbors
As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, 4 in 10 individuals served by food banks and pantries are new to charitable food assistance. With …
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From Food Insecure to Entrepreneur | A Summer Meal Success Story
Nick Mullins stands with his wife Kortnie on the front porch of the five bedroom, 2.5 bathroom house they’re renovating in Bangor. Over the …
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Meeting the Need Where You Least Expect It
Guest post by GSFB Board Member and Kennebunkport Festival Committee Member, Jim Darroch Located within a forty-minute drive of Portland and less than two hours …
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Gregory’s Story
Gregory worked in non-profits for 40 years helping others, and he has the stories to prove it. He lets out a hearty laugh while …
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As Told By Zoey
Eleven-year-old Zoey uses the free lunch program in Bangor during the summer. When school starts, she receives free meals at school, the lunch program helps her mom stretch their tight budget further.
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Kathy’s Story
After not being able to qualify for benefits, downsizing from a house to an apartment due to the cost and maintenance, and receiving a …
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“Lobster at the soup kitchen tonight!”
Gregory worked in non-profits for 40 years helping others, and he has the stories to prove it. He lets out a hearty laugh while …
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The Banana Box by Wally Horton
The following is an original story written by Wally Horton, a volunteer at the Tree of Life Food Pantry in Blue Hill, ME As …
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