Food for All: A Campaign to Nourish Maine

Oakhurst Dairy Gift Match

Oakhurst Dairy has pledged a generous matching challenge gift to Good Shepherd Food Bank’s capital campaign and is encouraging Mainers across the state to participate. Oakhurst will match donations to the campaign dollar-for-dollar, up to $50,000. Donate now to double your impact!

The Bold Goal

Good Shepherd Food Bank has set a bold goal: By 2025, all food insecure Mainers will have access to the nutritious food they need to thrive, when and where they need it. This means an additional 10 million meals are needed—beyond the 24 million annually provided by the Food Bank and its partners.

Renovating the Hampden Distribution Center

The single greatest obstacle to meeting the Food Bank’s long-term goals of distributing enough meals to feed all food-insecure Mainers is the limited capacity and location of our existing Auburn-based distribution center and cold storage. The Food for All Campaign will help address this challenge. The capital campaign will fund the renovation of the former Bangor Daily News printing plant in Hampden into a 40,000 sq. ft. distribution center. Once complete, the facility will have the capacity to distribute an additional 10 million more meals annually.

An investment in the Food for All campaign is an investment in Maine’s future. Join us.

Case for Support

Campaign Committee

Honorary Chair
Richard Warren, Bangor Daily News

Campaign Advisory Team
Larry Barker, Machias Savings Bank
John Bennett, Oakhurst Dairy
Jay Darling, Darling’s
Doug Herling, Central Maine Power
Gena Canning, Pine State Trading
Judy Horan, NEWS CENTER Maine
Chris Kilgour, C&L Aviation Group
Todd Mason, Maine Credit Union League
Tony McKim, First National Bank
Carrie Meo, Darling’s
Robert Montgomery-Rice, Bangor Savings Bank
Deanna Sherman, Dead River Company
Curtis Simard, Bar Harbor Bank & Trust
Frank and Debbie Pecoraro
Denis St. Peter, CES, Inc.
Mike Vail, Hannaford Supermarkets
Bill Williamson, Bank of America
Larry Wold, TD Bank

Campaign Steering Committee
Cheryl Fasse
Kate Frey, Buoy Local / Bangor Savings Bank
Jack Frost, Bar Harbor Bank & Trust
Stacey Haskell, Bangor Savings Bank
Dennis Marble
Lynne Darling Melochick, Darling’s
Jessamine Pottle, CES, Inc.
Ben Sprague, First National Bank

Campaign Counsel
Lisa Wahlstrom, Ovation Fundraising

Leadership Donors

$1,000,000
Next Generation Foundation

$300,000+
Elmina B. Sewall Foundation
Hannaford Charitable Foundation

$100,000+
Avangrid Foundation / Central Maine Power
CES, Inc.
Doree Taylor Charitable Foundation, Bank of America, N.A., Trustee
General Mills/Walt Disney Company
Jane’s Trust
Maine Credit Union League’s Campaign for Ending Hunger
Estate of Robert and Marjory Ramsdell
Stephen and Tabitha King Foundation
Frank and Debbie Pecoraro

 

$50,000+
Bangor Savings Bank Foundation
Darling’s
First National Bank
Oakhurst Dairy
Tramuto Foundation
The Windover Foundation

$20,000+
Bangor Federal Credit Union
Bar Harbor Bank & Trust
John and Deborah Darling
David Sherman, Jr. and Martha Burchenal
Dead River Company
The Grainger Foundation
Katahdin Trust Company
Libra Foundation
Machias Savings Bank
NRF Distributors, Inc.
Pine State Trading

$10,000+
Acadia Federal Credit Union
C & L Aviation Group
Changing Seasons Federal Credit Union
Benjamin Grant and Caroline Eliot
Mary Hollister and Frank Pergolizzi
Kristen and Drew Miale
Paulette Tidd

$5,000+
Susan and David Carlisle
Susan Sargent Gallant
David Pierson and Brenda Garrand
Kathy and Jim Helming
Paul and Melissa Huston
Ethan and Amy Minton
Stephen Peck
Seaboard Federal Credit Union
Bill Williamson