Good Shepherd Food Bank works in partnership with nearly 600 food assistance programs throughout Maine, from Kittery to Fort Kent, to help get food to Mainers at risk of going hungry.
Our network of programs includes community food pantries, soup kitchens, senior centers, shelters, schools and youth programs.
It is important that every Maine citizen have a place to turn to get food in times of crisis and need. If you are connected with an organization involved in extending hunger relief to an underserved community, we encourage you to consider partnering with Good Shepherd Food Bank to better help meet the need in your community.
We owe it to our donors, existing partners, and especially the people in need of food assistance to ensure our donated food is distributed safely and fairly across the state. Partner agencies that receive food from Good Shepherd Food Bank must meet these basic standards.
Thank you for your interest in partnership with Good Shepherd Food Bank. The Food Bank is only accepting applications for partnership from organizations that serve an unfilled gap in our service area. If you feel that your program meets this requirement, please reach out to the Community Resources Coordinator by phone to discuss further at (207)782-3554.
The Food Bank has a dedicated Community Partnerships team, comprised of professionals who are committed to supporting Maine’s hunger relief network. We offer a wide range of services and resources to help our partner agencies better serve their patrons.
Community Resource Representatives:
Androscoggin and Oxford Counties
firstname.lastname@example.org or (207) 515-3284 (cell)
email@example.com or (207)330-5681
Knox, Lincoln, Sagadahoc (+ Brunswick and Freeport), and Waldo Counties
firstname.lastname@example.org or (207)346-0756
Franklin, Kennebec, and Somerset Counties
email@example.com or (207)520-7667
Aroostook, Hancock, Penobscot, Piscataquis, and Washington Counties
firstname.lastname@example.org or (207)530-3464
Jen MacDonald – Community Resources Manager
email@example.com or (207)577-4393
Dawn DiFiore – Director of Community Partnerships
firstname.lastname@example.org or (207)344-1268
Shannon Coffin – VP of Community Partnerships
email@example.com or (207)782-3554 ext.1163
Nutrition Department and Cooking Matters:
Courtney Kennedy – Nutrition & Education Manager
firstname.lastname@example.org or (207)517-3925 ext. 1125
Denise Gaudette – Nutrition & Education Program Coordinator
email@example.com or (207)782-3554 ext. 1129
Meg Brown – Nutrition and Education Coordinator
firstname.lastname@example.org or (207) 517-3927 ext. 1147
Given the need to practice social distancing due to COVID-19, we are unable to support Food Mobile operations at this time.
What is the Food Mobile?
The Food Mobile program uses a refrigerated truck to deliver perishable and non-perishable food to a community in need. We work with partner agencies and other groups to deliver this service to communities based on need and available grant funding. The Food Mobile program is funded through grants that are received by Good Shepherd Food Bank. Often times funding is specific to certain communities or counties of the state. The Food Bank will prioritize unrestricted Food Mobile grant funds to those areas most experiencing food insecurity due to high unemployment, natural or other disaster, or lack of other resources.
Good Shepherd Food Bank publishes a calendar of Food Mobile distributions. The hosting agency or community group is responsible for all event outreach and communication to the community.
Food Keeper Brochure | Download PDF
GSFB Agency Contract | Download PDF
TEFAP Financial Eligibility Form 2021-22 | Download PDF
Retail Store Donation Tracking Form | Download PDF
2022 Holiday & Inventory Calendar | Download PDF
Winter Storm Policy | Download PDF
Hancock County Food Security Network
Contact: Marjorie Peronto
Email | 1 (800) 287-1479
Our agency and program partners are the backbones of Maine’s hunger-relief system. We all must be operational and ready to act, especially when our state may be facing extra challenges. Please scroll down for updates from our partner agencies.
What You Can Do Now
Having an emergency response plan is, and always has been, important – for bad weather, an unforeseen power outage, a disaster at your site (fire, flood), or any event that impacts your community or agency. While you have time now, consider how you would be able to continue to provide assistance to your community in an emergency.
Please be in touch with any questions or concerns, especially if you think you will need to change your distribution times or style. Your Community Resources Representative is available to provide resources.