Join us at the 12th Annual JoAnn Pike Humanitarian Award Dinner honoring NEWS CENTER Maine on Thursday, April 4, 2019 at 5:30pm. The dinner is hosted at Good Shepherd Food Bank’s Auburn Distribution Center.
Each year Good Shepherd Food Bank has the distinct honor of selecting the JoAnn Pike Humanitarian Award recipient and presenting the award at our annual Humanitarian Dinner. The award is named after our founder JoAnn Pike, who started a food bank in her home in 1981 to provide food for her neighbors in need. It is because of JoAnn’s remarkable dedication and passion to serve others that the Good Shepherd Food Bank has grown from serving a few neighbors, to now distributing 25 million pounds of food annually throughout the entire state.
We are pleased to announce NEWS CENTER Maine as the 2019 JoAnn Pike Humanitarian honoree. NEWS CENTER Maine has a long history of bringing awareness to the daily struggles that many Mainers face and has been a loyal friend and generous supporter of Good Shepherd Food Bank for more than a decade.
Most recently, NEWS CENTER Maine launched the year-round Feed Maine program in 2017, with the goal of raising funds to provide one million nutritious meals to our neighbors struggling with food insecurity. Plans are well underway to provide another one million meals during the 2nd annual Feed Maine campaign this coming year.
The spirit of our beloved founder and her altruistic generosity lives on through the many supporters who offer their talents, resources and hearts to help feed Maine’s hungry. A JoAnn Pike Humanitarian Award recipient is an individual or organization whose charitable efforts have not only helped to end hunger in Maine, but whose leadership and commitment to the non-profit community has enriched the lives of Mainers throughout the state.