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 throughout the state and inspect and sort donated food to be distributed throughout the state.
An appointment must be made in advance of your first day, for an orientation and training. All volunteers must wear closed toe shoes. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org 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 7:30am-3:30pm and Fridays from 7:30am-1:30pm.
Good Match For
Teens People 55+ Group
Requirements & Commitment
- Must be at least 14
- Orientation or Training
- Under 16 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian