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An investment of $125,352 in 50 partners statewide

Each year, Good Shepherd Food Bank offers the opportunity for our school and healthcare partners to apply for Capacity Building Grants. The purpose of this grant program is to support partners looking to increase the amount of healthy food they’re able to distribute through their programs and to increase the number of individuals they serve.

In total, Good Shepherd Food Bank invested $125,352 into 50 of our partners throughout the state.

  • $40,000 was distributed to 8 Healthcare partners
  • $85,352 was distributed to 42 school programs and afterschool partners

School award list:

  • Agnes Gray Elementary School
  • AIO Food & Energy Assistance
  • Athens Community School
  • Bangor School Department
  • Belfast Soup Kitchen – Searsport Elementary & Middle/High School
  • Bethel Area District Exchange and Food Pantry
  • East Range II School
  • Educare Central Maine
  • Farwell School/ Lewiston Public School District
  • Guy E. Rowe Elementary School
  • Harrington Elementary School
  • Hope Baptist Church
  • Limestone Community School
  • Locker Project
  • Mannafed Backpack Program RSU16
  • Mano en Mano
  • Medomak Vally High School-RSU #40
  • Montello Elementary Lewiston Maine
  • MSAD #30 Food Cupboard
  • MSAD #37-Narraguagus Jr/Sr High School
  • Nokomis regional High JROTC
  • Northern Maine Community College
  • Oxford Hills Middle School
  • Park Ave Elem School
  • Penquis Valley Middle/High School
  • Promise Early Educational
  • RSU 9 Community Food Pantry
  • SeDoMoCha RSU 68
  • Southern Aroostook Community School
  • UMA Bangor
  • UMA Ellsworth Center
  • University of Maine
  • Valley Jr/Sr High School
  • Van Buren District School
  • Washington County Community College
  • Whiting Village School
  • Wisdom High School

Healthcare award list:

  • Christine B. Foundation
  • Clinical Community Services
  • Fish River Rural Health
  • LincolnHealth
  • Northern Light Home Care and Hospice
  • Pen Bay Medical Center
  • Southern Maine Health Care

For full network partner agency list, please visit our Find Food Map. For more information, please visit