Stories about Good Shepherd Food-Bank

Jacob Reynolds, 7, eats his strawberry cup, which was free as part of a summer lunch program, at Second Street Park in Bangor on Thursday.

No school shouldn’t mean no lunch

By Danielle Walczak, BDN Staff on July 08, 2014, at 4:15 p.m.
BANGOR | Summer for children who rely on free and reduced-price school lunch programs during the school year may mean being hungry. But a community effort in Bangor is ensuring children can eat well at lunchtime, even when school is out. The Bangor Housing Authority Community Center is among …

Agencies have trouble identifying money to help Mainers heat their homes

By Mal Leary, Capitol News Service on Dec. 27, 2011, at 7:57 p.m.
AUGUSTA | Maine State Housing Authority Director Dale McCormick, Efficiency Maine Executive Director Michael Stoddard and Gov. Paul LePage’s staff met into the evening Tuesday but emerged from the meeting saying they are still “a few days” away from providing the governor with a plan for additional heating assistance …

Hunger topic of Portland conference

The Associated Press on Sept. 19, 2011, at 5:39 a.m.
An Obama administration official who formerly headed Maine’s human services department will speak at a conference in Portland on feeding the hungry. Kevin Concannon, undersecretary for food, nutrition and consumer services in the Department of Agriculture, will speak on Tuesday, a day after Monday’s start of the …
Renee Ordway

Be angry at the welfare cheats, but have compassion for those who are hungry

By Renee Ordway on Sept. 16, 2011, at 5:31 p.m.
Most of us certainly know what it is to feel hungry. The growl of an empty stomach can be distracting. Many of us may feel it because a busy schedule and poor planning have resulted in the loss of a lunch hour or perhaps breakfast. It is a temporary ache …

LePage declares September to be hunger month

The Associated Press on Sept. 06, 2011, at 10:46 a.m.
AUBURN | Gov. Paul LePage has declared September to be Hunger Action Month in Maine. His proclamation is supported by charities such as the Good Shepherd Food-Bank, which says 200,000 Maine residents live at risk of hunger, including one in every four children. The food bank’s Rick Small says …
Pastor Tom Bruce of the Living Word Ecumenical Food Cupboard in Dover-Foxcroft sits behind food boxes marked with the price per ton costs many local food banks currently have to pay to feed the hungry during a meeting held at Jeff's Catering in Brewer on Monday, August 8, 2011.

Food pantry operators want Good Shepherd Food-Bank to lower fee on purchased products

By Diana Bowley on Aug. 08, 2011, at 5:06 p.m.
BREWER | A group of nonprofit food pantry and soup kitchen operators plan to drive home their contention that changes are needed in the fees imposed by the Good Shepherd Food-Bank of Auburn. About 26 representatives of pantries and kitchens from Madison to Millinocket met Monday in Brewer to …
Volunteers Mitchell Berube, left, and his sister Kristen, right, both of North Yarmouth, along with Bradley Hatfield of New Glouster repack ice cream in the frozen foods section of Good Shepherd Food-Bank in Auburn on Monday, June 27, 2011. This was the first time volunteering for the Berube family who say they can't find summer work so they choose to help out at Good Shepherd, both say they like the work and will return soon.

Food pantries upset over rising Good Shepherd Food-Bank fees

By Diana Bowley on July 04, 2011, at 6:21 p.m.
  It’s crowded on distribution day at the Living Word Community Food Cupboard in Dover-Foxcroft. The line snakes out the door as men and women towing small children wait to get some of the food stored in banana boxes scattered about the floor and on shelves inside the small facility …

Good Shepherd Food-Bank defends severing ties with Millinocket pantry

By Daniel Hartill, Sun Journal on May 24, 2011, at 8:29 p.m.
AUBURN | The Good Shepherd Food-Bank is standing behind its decision last month to end a 12-year relationship with a church pantry in Millinocket, saying it hopes to find another agency willing to help the mill town’s hungry families. “Our hearts have not changed a bit,” said Rick Small, …

State food bank accuses Millinocket ministry of forcing religion

By Nick Sambides Jr. on May 11, 2011, at 9:10 p.m.
Good Shepherd Food-Bank no longer distributes food via one of its Katahdin region distributors due to “compliance issues” with its contract, possibly imperiling efforts to aid laid-off paper millworkers, officials said Wednesday. One of the region’s leading Good Shepherd distributors, ICare Ministries of Spring Street, received a …