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September is Hunger Action Month

Hunger impacts people in every corner of the country, including 139,000 people in Maine who are facing hunger – and 1 in 6 children are food insecure.

A state of Hunger


Mainers experience food insecurity

1 in 6

Children face hunger in Maine


Households headed by Black Mainers are food insecure


Maine’s population who has experienced food insecurity


Meals missing from Mainers’ plates each year


Mainers 65+ live in a food insecure household

How to Take Action

For many, a daily meal is a simple choice of what to eat. But for people facing hunger, a daily meal poses a very different type of choice. It’s often an impossible choice between food and other crucial needs, such as electricity, childcare, or medicine. 

That’s why Good Shepherd Food Bank is joining Feeding America® food banks nationwide this September to take part in Hunger Action Month™ and inspire people to take action to bring attention to the reality of food insecurity in America.


Good Shepherd Food Bank is committed to the belief that involving volunteers in its operations is a necessity for carrying out its mission of providing increased access to food for those at risk of hunger in the state of Maine. Volunteers participate in a variety of projects based on the present need of our distribution centers.

Engage and Advocate

Be sure to like and engage with Good Shepherd Food Bank on social media. Stay up-to-date with the fight against hunger on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

Posting about Hunger Action Month or Day on your own? Use #HungerActionMonth and be sure to tag @FeedingMaine and @FeedingAmerica on your post.

Other ways to get involved this September


Online contributions are an efficient way to help end hunger in Maine. Every $2 can help provide food for four meals!

Virtual Food Drive

Organize a Virtual Food Drive right from your computer! Set up your fundraiser in a few easy steps, share the link with your network, and help raise critical funds needed to help all Mainers thrive.

Wear Your Support

LiveME, an apparel company in Scarborough, Maine, has teamed up with the Food Bank to release a t-shirt that does a whole lot of good. 100% of the profits from this t-shirt go to Good Shepherd Food Bank.