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Good Shepherd Food-Bank is Maine’s largest hunger-relief organization and is responsible for the procurement and distribution of millions of pounds of food annually. To accomplish this task Good Shepherd Food-Bank partners with many other organizations including the USDA to reach those at risk of hunger in our state.
Our volunteers help us to inspect, sort and pack foods to be distributed to our over 400 partner agency food pantries, soup kitchens and community programs throughout the state. The food may be sourced from retail partners, donations, government programs or our Mainers Feeding Mainers farm partners. We help facilitate the federal Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) which distributes food to over 9,000 food-insecure seniors throughout the state of Maine, we also pack backpack bags to be distributed to food-insecure children and the Community Health and Hunger Program which is distributed through health care facilities throughout the state. Our volunteers also inspect and sort donated shelf-stable food, frozen food and produce to be distributed throughout the state.
An appointment must be made in advance of your first day, for orientation and training. All volunteers must wear closed-toe shoes. Please email email@example.com for a link to the online application and access to the Volunteer Information Center to sign up for your new volunteer orientation. We do not accept walk-ins.
We take volunteers Monday-Thursday from 7:30 am-3:30 pm and Fridays from 7:30 am-1:30 pm.
No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.
3121 Hotel Road, P.O.Box 1807, Auburn, ME 04211, US
The mission of the Good-Shepherd Food-Bank is to provide food for those at risk of hunger by soliciting surplus food and distributing it to nonprofit programs throughout Maine, and in doing so to do the work of Jesus, who is The Good Shepherd.
Good Shepherd Food Bank is the central hub of Maine's largest hunger relief network. We provide for those at risk of hunger by soliciting food donations and purchasing food at wholesale prices, then distributing this food to over 600 partner agencies in every county in Maine. Our partner agencies include nonprofit organizations that fight hunger on the front lines in their communities, such as soup kitchens, homeless shelters, food pantries, and after school programs for underprivileged kids.
By working together as a network, Good Shepherd Food Bank and our partners are able to provide enough food for nearly 30,000 meals every day of the year.
By volunteering at the Food Bank, you are able to make a direct impact in providing both food and hope for Maine families from Kittery to Fort Kent.
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3121 Hotel RoadP.O.Box 1807Auburn, ME 04210
October 30, 2019