In 2015, we set a bold goal: By 2025, all Mainers experiencing food insecurity will have access to the nutritious, culturally relevant food they need, when and where they need it. In doing so, we will help stabilize the lives of people facing hunger, reduce the impact of hunger in our state, and make Maine a stronger, more resilient place to work and live.
Our unprecedented campaign has raised more than $100 million in cash and pledges and over $150 million worth of donated food; exceeding the goal to raise $250 million for the ongoing fight to end hunger in Maine.
Together we have also successfully built the capacity and scale needed to close Maine’s meal gap, with an expected distribution of 31.5 million meals in the fiscal year ending on June 30, 2023. This is a key milestone in our journey to end hunger in Maine and the core tenet of our strategic plan that underpinned the campaign’s ambitions.
While we know that our work isn’t done and food insecurity still exists in Maine, we are working on a strategic plan for a future where neighbors will not only have enough food today, but also next week, next month, and next year.
In the meantime, we will continue to work with our partners to distribute nutritious, culturally relevant food to neighbors experiencing hunger across the state.
From the local student who needs nutritious food to fuel their day, to the older Mainer who is juggling the costs of prescriptions, rent, and healthy meals.
With your partnership and philanthropic support, we made significant progress on the top priorities and ambitions of the Campaign to End Hunger.
Our four priorities include:
Across all of its strategies, the Food Bank will focus on equity for communities of color, which are disproportionately affected by hunger, and inclusion of community members who have lived experience with hunger.
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