The May Share the Plate recipient, The Good Shepard Food Bank, was nominated by the Senior Youth Group in recognition to its critical role during this pandemic. Maine already suffers from the fifth highest rate of food insecurity in the country. Good Shepard anticipates an increased need of as much as 150% or 6.3 million dollars over the next six months to meet the demand from Mainers suffering financial hardship.

Good Shepard and its 500+ partners seek to demonstrate partnership, agility, and inclusion as they provide meals through their various food banks and meal sites. In safer times they also offer programs such as nutrition education to our communities.

It should be noted that Good Shepard, as well as our April recipient The Locker Project, which is distributing food at school sites, is providing invaluable assistance to Mainers in this time of crisis.

Please give generously.