Our Network

Good Shepherd Food Bank works in partnership with more than 400 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.

Auburn Warehouse

3121 Hotel Road
Appointment Hours for Auburn:
Monday-Thursday: 7:30 am – 12:30 pm
Friday: 7:30 am – 11:00 am

Hampden Warehouse

11 Penobscot Meadow Drive
Appointment Hours for Hampden:
M, W: 8:30 am to 12:30 pm
Tu, Th: 7:30 am to 12:30 pm
F: 7:30 am to 11:00 am

Becoming a Partner Agency

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.

Agency Qualifications

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.

  • The agency must be a federally tax exempt organization. (Maine State exemption does not apply.)
  • The agency must be able to provide proof it serves a needy population.
  • Products must be given free of charge to recipients participating in the agency’s programs.
  • The civil rights of recipients must be observed and respected.
  • Donations from recipients or participation in political or religious activities must be truly voluntary and not related at all to the distribution of food.
  • The agency must agree to and sign our Agency Contract.

    Application Process

    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 Agency Services Coordinator by phone to discuss further at (207) 782-3554 ext. 1120.

Contacting Agency Services

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 Partnerships Staff

Kristen D’Eramo – Agency Services Coordinator
kderamo@gsfb.org or (207) 782-3554 ext. 1120

Sarah Colborn – Community Resource Representative
Androscoggin and Oxford Counties
scolborn@gsfb.org or (207) 520-7667

Kai Loundon – Agency Services Field Representative
Aroostook, Hancock, Penobscot, Piscataquis, Waldo, Washington Counties
kloundon@gsfb.org or (207) 346-1646

Jen MacDonald – Agency Services Field Representative
Cumberland, Knox, Lincoln, Sagadahoc, York Counties
jmacdonald@gsfb.org or (207) 807-6181

Tia McCulley – Community Resource Representative
Franklin, Kennebec, and Somerset Counties
tmcculley@gsfb.org or (207) 520-9485

Lori Fecteau – Agency Services Manager
lfecteau@gsfb.org or (207) 782-3554 ext. 1112

Kathy Helming – VP of Community Partnerships
khelming@gsfb.org or (207) 782-3554 ext. 1119

Applying for a Food Mobile

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.

  • For answers to frequently asked questions about the Food Mobile program, including how many volunteers are needed to host a Food Mobile, please see Food Mobile FAQs.

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.

Documents

Food Keeper Brochure | Download PDF

Good Shepherd Food Bank – Agency Contract  |  Download PDF

TEFAP Financial Eligibility Form 2018-19  |  Download Word Doc

2018-2019 TEFAP Reporting Form | Download PDF or Download Excel

Online Ordering  Reference Guide – Most Recent  |  Download PDF

2018 Holiday & Inventory Calendar  |  Download PDF

Winter Storm Policy  | Download PDF

Child Hunger Resources

School Pantry Tool Kit  |  Download PDF

BackPack Program Tool Kit  |  Download PDF

School Based Program Site Application   |  Download PDF

At Risk After School Meals Handbook  |  Download PDF

Maine Summer Meals Best Practices Manual  |  Download PDF

Summer Food Service Program Resource Manual  |  Download PDF

Below is a list of various networks across the state.
Please consider reaching out to one in your area.

Food Security Coalition of Mid Coast Maine
Sagadahoc and Lincoln Counties and the Brunswick area
Contact: Mary Turner
Email  |  Website  |  (207) 729-8647

Washington County Food and Fuel Alliance
Washington County
Contact: Wendy Harrington
Email  |  Website  |  (207) 546-5870

Hancock County Food Security Network
Hancock County
Contact: Marjorie Peronto
Email  |   1 (800) 287-1479

Newsletter

The Agency Services team publishes a bi-monthly online newsletter to keep our partners informed about updates at the Food Bank and provide a venue to share ideas and resources from the state network of partner agencies. If you work for a partner agency of Good Shepherd Food Bank and would like to receive the bi-monthly newsletter, sign up here.