Support the Food for All Campaign

We have raised more than 80 percent of our $5M Food for All Campaign goal. Make a gift today to help ensure our Hampden Distribution Center is completed on time, and on budget. Your gift will help the Food Bank more efficiently and equitably serve more meals to our neighbors in central, northern, and Downeast Maine!

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
Matt and Julie Chin
Darling’s
Emera Maine
First National Bank
The Freeman Ellis Family
Oakhurst Dairy
Tramuto Foundation
The Windover Foundation

$20,000+
Bangor Elks Lodge, BPOE #244
Bangor Federal Credit Union
Bar Harbor Bank & Trust
Clark Insurance
John and Deborah Darling
David Sherman, Jr. and Martha Burchenal
Dead River Company
The Grainger Foundation
Katahdin Trust Company
Libra Foundation
Machias Savings Bank
James and Sarah Jo Marble
NRF Distributors, Inc.
Pine State Trading
Rudman Winchell

$10,000+
Acadia Federal Credit Union
C & L Aviation Group
Changing Seasons Federal Credit Union
Friends of the Cross Insurance Center
Benjamin Grant and Caroline Eliot
Clif and Kay Eames
Mary Hollister and Frank Pergolizzi
Dr. John and Cortney Klemperer
Means Wealth Management
Paul and Rachel Means
Kristen and Drew Miale
Paulette Tidd

$5,000+
Susan and David Carlisle
Matt and Julie Chin
Walter and Cheryl Fasse
The Fogg Family
Susan Sargent Gallant
David Pierson and Brenda Garrand
Kathy and Jim Helming
Paul and Melissa Huston
Ethan and Amy Minton
Northern Light Health
Stephen Peck
Seaboard Federal Credit Union
Michael and Carol Sweeney
United Way of Eastern Maine
Bill Williamson