April 09, 2020
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Good Shepherd Food Bank announces School Pantry Capacity Building Grant recipients

Community Author: Good Shepherd Food Bank
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AUBURN — The Good Shepherd Food Bank recently announced the recipients in the annual School Pantry Capacity Building Grant program. Funded on a competitive basis to school pantry sites, the food bank’s awards range from $250 to $2,500. 


“The School Pantry Capacity Building Grant program was created to strengthen existing programs and improve food security in the applicant’s community,” stated Jessica Gildea, youth & family initiatives manager for Good Shepherd Food Bank. “The funds can be used for projects and investments to expand the school’s current pantry program. We’ve seen schools use the grant to purchase equipment, like cold storage, additional storage space, and supplies, as well as transportation, staffing, community outreach, and other pilot projects.”


All grantees are located in Maine and include: 

  • AIO Child Hunger Program, Rockland
  • Hichborn Middle School, Howland
  • Jonesport Elementary School, Jonesport
  • Katahdin Elementary School, Staceyville
  • Kingman Elementary School, Kingman
  • New Sweden Community Center, New Sweden
  • Ridge View Community School, Dexter
  • SeDoMoCha Middle School, Dover Foxcroft
  • Spruce Mountain Primary School, Livermore
  • Wayfinder Schools, Camden
  • Whiting Village Elementary, Whiting
  • Wiscasset Middle High School, Wiscasset
  • Youth Full Maine, York County

For more information, please visit feedingmaine.org.