In 2021, we distributed more than 31.6 million meals to Mainers in need through our network of local partner agencies. We partner with nearly 600 local organizations – food pantries, meal sites, schools, senior centers, health care centers and more – from Kittery to Fort Kent. Together, we’re providing nutritious food to Mainers who are struggling to make ends meet. We’re also working on long-term solutions to break the cycle of poverty and food insecurity. Take a look at our programs to learn more.
Good Shepherd Food Bank is committed to advocating on behalf of Mainers who are struggling with hunger. Our public policy goals are based on our values and mission. Together with Feeding America, we are working to ensure that:
Based on these priorities, we work to engage policymakers and mobilize the public on behalf of vital hunger relief programs. Federal nutrition programs are a crucial safety net for hundreds of thousands of Maine families.
Help us advocate for programs and policies that bring relief to individuals and families struggling to get by. Your voice can, and will, make a difference. Contact your U.S. Congressional Delegates to let them know you support full funding for SNAP (food stamps) and other federal nutrition programs.
Contact your local delegates and tell them that Maine needs strong SNAP, General Assistance, school nutrition, and summer meals programs.
Need more information about federal nutrition programs? Feeding America offers additional information about how these crucial programs help support families and reduce hunger nationwide.
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)
The many people who are served by Good Shepherd Food Bank’s partner agencies are often unable to access or afford the variety and quantity of foods needed for a healthful diet. The Food Bank is dedicated to providing quality, nutritious foods to help fight hunger in Maine.
The mission of Good Shepherd Food Bank is to eliminate hunger in Maine by improving access to nutritious food for people in need, building strong community partnerships, and mobilizing the public in the fight to end hunger.
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