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Real Mainers.
Our work takes us to all 16 counties in Maine. The people we meet across the state have important stories to share. Those who are receiving help, volunteering, operating a partner agency, or donating all have moving personal stories. The real story behind our mission is best told by our neighbors on the front lines.
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Next Generation Foundation Awards $1 Million to Good Shepherd Food Bank
Good Shepherd Food Bank has received a $1,000,000 grant from Next Generation Foundation to help fund significant improvements to the organization’s Hampden distribution center. Once renovations are complete, the Food Bank will have the capacity to distribute an additional 10 million meals per year across the state, including nourishing perishable food.
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Gregory’s Story
Gregory worked in non-profits for 40 years helping others, and he has the stories to prove it. He lets out a hearty laugh while …
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News Center Maine’s Feed Maine
News Center Maine and Good Shepherd Food Bank began a partnership more than 10 years ago with an annual Feed ME one-day food drive. …
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As Told By Zoey
Eleven-year-old Zoey uses the free lunch program in Bangor during the summer. When school starts, she receives free meals at school, the lunch program helps her mom stretch their tight budget further.
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Kathy’s Story
Our work takes us to all 16 counties in Maine. The people we meet across the state have important stories to share. Those who are receiving help, volunteering, operating a partner agency, or donating all have moving personal stories. The real story behind our mission is best told by our neighbors on the front lines.
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More locally grown food will go to individuals at risk of going hungry through Hannaford Helps
Scarborough, Maine – Hannaford Supermarkets today announced more than $400,000 in donations to strengthen the connection between local food producers and organizations that serve …
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Ocean State Job Lot Donates Tractor-Trailer Load of Food to Good Shepherd Food Bank
  AUBURN, ME.  (September 14, 2017):  Ocean State Job Lot, a discount retail chain headquartered in North Kingstown, R.I., made a donation to Good …
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Hunger on the Rise Again in Maine
AUBURN – While the nation as a whole has continued to make progress against hunger, a new report released this week from the US …
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Smithfield Foods’ Helping Hungry Homes® Partners With Shaw’s to Donate More Than 35,000 Pounds of Protein to Good Shepherd Food Bank
AUBURN, Maine, July 18, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Today, Smithfield Foods’ Helping Hungry Homes® initiative, a program focused on alleviating hunger and helping Americans become …
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BJ’s Wholesale Club Announces $100,000 Grant to Good Shepherd Food Bank
AUBURN, Maine (July 13, 2017) – BJ’s Wholesale Club today announced a $100,000 donation from the BJ’s Charitable Foundation to Good Shepherd Food Bank, …
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Grow your own vegetables
Growing your own vegetables can be an inexpensive, fun way to supply yourself with fresh produce. Even though it is already July, it is …
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