There are many ways to give. Choose the one that’s right for you:

  • Donate online through our secure website
  • Donate By Phone: The Food Bank accepts donations over the phone using Visa, Mastercard, or Discover. Please contact Julie McQuillan at (207) 782-3554 ext. 1142
  • Donate by Mail: Send your check or credit card information to Good Shepherd Food Bank, PO Box 1807, Auburn, ME 04211-1807

Giving Options:

Monthly Donations

Become a Monthly Donor

Hungry families need food year-round. Join our monthly giving program and help ensure that adults and children in our communities have enough healthy food every month of the year.

A donation of just $10 a month will enable us to provide 30 meals for someone in need.

Simply click the “Monthly” option when you donate online through our secure website, or contact Julie McQuillan at (207) 782-3554 ext. 1142 to discuss becoming one of our valued monthly donors.

Planned Giving

When you include Good Shepherd Food Bank of Maine in your estate plan, your generosity helps provide nutritious food to more than 178,000 Mainers each year. We believe that ensuring access to healthy food is the first step in breaking the cycle of poverty and stabilizing the lives of the people we serve. Thank you for your support.

Learn how to plan your gift to Good Shepherd Food Bank. 

Gifts of Stock

Consider a long-term commitment to invest in fighting hunger across every county in Maine.

Minimize capital gains taxes while proving food to hungry neighbors. Donations of appreciated securities can be made to the Food Bank throughout the year or at year’s end.

Please contact Julie McQuillan at, (207) 782-3554 ext. 1142 or Ashley Davis at, (207) 782-3554 ext. 1148, for stock gifting instructions.

Tribute Gifts

Honor others throughout the year with a Tribute Gift to the Food Bank

Making a difference in the lives of Maine’s needy is a great way to honor a friend, coworker, or loved one. Tribute gifts can be made to celebrate a birthday, holiday, anniversary, new home or baby, or to remember a loved one.

An acknowledgement of your tribute gift will be sent to the honoree (or family of) informing them of your generous gift. Amounts are not mentioned unless otherwise specified, and donors receive separate acknowledgment stating the gift amount for income tax purposes.

When making your online donation, simply fill out the Tribute Gifts section of our secure donation form. You may also contact Julie McQuillan at (207) 782-3554 ext. 1142 to make a tribute gift over the phone.

Employer Match Programs

Does your company provide donation matches? It is a great way to increase your impact with a matching gift from your employer.

Matching gift confirmations can be sent to Julie McQuillan, manager of Development Operations, at



Corporate Partners for a Hunger-Free Maine

Corporate Partners for a Hunger-Free Maine is a group of socially responsible corporations and their corporate foundations who support Good Shepherd Food Bank’s mission through monetary gifts and/or food donations.

2020 Corporate Partners for a Hunger-Free Maine

Food Industry Donations

More than 300 companies are saving money and eliminating waste by donating their surplus or imperfect, yet edible, products to the Food Bank.

Donations of items due to surplus production, discontinuation, imperfect, or underweight packaging and approaching expiration dates offer nutritious food to those in need while providing cost-savings in warehousing and disposal charges for food that otherwise would end up in a landfill. The Food Bank is equipped to accept donations of dry, refrigerated, and frozen products.

Food donations to the Food Bank are covered by national Good Samaritan laws. In addition, product donations generate tax benefits for participating companies and demonstrate good corporate citizenship. For information about becoming a Food Industry Partner, please contact Mary Crockett, at (207) 782-3554 ext. 1146, or Nancy Perry, at (207) 782-3554 ext. 1109,

A Food Bank employee loads a partner's truck with pallets of their food order with a forklift.
Fresh Produce

Good Shepherd Food Bank gladly accepts produce from your farm or garden. You can drop off food at any of the Food Bank’s locations (Auburn or Hampden).

Please contact Nancy Perry at (207) 782-3554 ext. 1109 or for more information about donating fresh produce.

Food Drives

Please click here to learn more about hosting a virtual food drive for Good Shepherd Food Bank or food drive for our partner agencies.

Most Needed Items for Our Partner Agencies
  • Fresh foods — produce, meat, dairy
  • Canned vegetables and fruit
  • Canned meat and tuna
  • Cereal, pasta and rice
  • Beans
  • Peanut Butter
  • Toiletry items

Donor Privacy Policy

Good Shepherd Food Bank will not sell, share or trade our donors’ names or personal information with any other entity nor send mailings to our donors on behalf of other organizations.

This policy applies to all information received by Good Shepherd Food Bank both online and offline, on any platform, as well as any electronic, written or oral communications.

To the extent any donations are processed through a third-party service provider, our donors’ information will only be used for purposes necessary to process the donation.