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You Can Give in Many Ways

Want to become a partner in building a future where all Mainers are food secure? We offer many options for individuals, businesses, and organizations to give in support of our mission – whether you want to make a gift now, later, or want to encourage others to get involved. And if you need help or have any questions, our dedicated development team provides support for our family of donors at every level.

You can make a one-time gift or become a member of Thrive365, our monthly giving program. Just select “monthly” option when you donate on our secure website.

We also accept donations over the phone by calling (207) 782-3554 ext. 1165, or you can send a check to Good Shepherd Food Bank, PO Box 1807, Auburn, ME 04211-1807.

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Estate Planning

Plan to give in the future through a formal financial or estate plan.

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Raise funds to eliminate hunger through contributions from your next event.

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Virtual Food Drive

Host a Virtual Food Drive to raise funds with your friends, family, coworkers, or employees.

Gifts of Stock

Consider investing in our efforts. Contact us for stock transfer instructions.

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Honor a loved one with a tribute donation. When you make your gift, include contact information if you’d like us to notify the recipient or their family.

Partner for the Future

We offer businesses and organizations many options to partner with us. You can host a speaker, publicly present a check, or create a cause marketing campaign – which includes encouraging donations at the point of purchase, donating a percentage of sales, and product-based fundraisers.

Request a Speaker

Request a speaker for your event to bring awareness to the issue of food insecurity in our state and how we are building a stronger, more resilient Maine together.

Check Presentation

We’re happy to accept checks of all sizes. If your organization is interested in publicly presenting a monetary donation, please submit the application below.

Cause Marketing

Give your customers and employees a way to help reduce food insecurity in Maine while promoting your brand or company. Learn more about how your organization can implement a benefit for Good Shepherd Food Bank.

Let’s Work Together

We invite any socially responsible corporation or corporate foundation to help support us in our mission of reducing food insecurity through monetary gifts and/or food donations. For more information on our corporate partners program, contact Georgia Jenkins (

For assistance with donations, please reach out to the development operations team at (207) 782-3554 x1165 or

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Donor Privacy Policy

Because this site accepts online donations, certain personally identifiable information is collected. The types of information we collect include names, addresses, e-mail addresses, telephone numbers and credit card information. We may also collect other non-personally identifiable information about your computer such as the type of browser you are using or the domain name of your Internet Service Provider. The Food Bank is the sole owner of the information collected on this site. We will not sell, share or rent this information to others in ways different from what is disclosed in this statement. Click the link below for our full privacy policy.

Major and Planned Giving and Corporate Partnership Team

Our Major and Planned Giving Team, including our Philanthropy Advisors, works closely with donors to align their philanthropic goals and strategies with the work of Good Shepherd Food Bank. We also have a Corporate and Foundation Relations Officer who partners with socially-responsible corporations to maximize their impact.



Donor Relations

Donor Relations staff ensure donors have positive, accurate, and fulfilling experiences with Good Shepherd Food Bank. From Annual Giving and Development Operations to Donor Engagement, this team is responsible for donor services, fundraising communications, and enriching engagement opportunities.



The Impact of

Your Giving

Review our annual reports, financials, and strategic plans to see how your donations are thoughtfully invested to help the tens of thousands of Mainers who are currently experiencing hunger.

Click the link below to learn more about our landmark Campaign to End Hunger in Maine. While we marked a successful end to the campaign in June of 2023, the collective impact that more than 50,000 donors helped create will be felt for years to come.

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