Good Shepherd Food Bank (GSFB)– GSFB is a nonprofit organization that gathers and distributes food to pantries and meal programs throughout the state of Maine. They accomplish this through good working relationships with Maine’s food industry and through their relationship with Feeding America. They also provide hunger statistics, a mobile food pantry, and a list of other supporting agencies by county.
Maine Association of Area Agencies on Aging (M4A)– M4A is a nonprofit organization that consists of the five area agencies on aging throughout Maine. M4A advocates for the aging by offering a wide array of services, including services to help alleviate hunger to the elderly in their region. These services include Meals on Wheels and community dinners. The particular services of each agency can be found on their individual websites, which M4A provides links to.
The University of Maine Cooperative Extension Publications Catalog– The Food for ME Series offers practical guidelines surrounding food for local pantries, such as, Organizing Your Community Garden; Food For Your Community: Gleaning and Sharing; Donating Good, Safe Food for Food Pantries; A Donor’s Guide to Vegetable Harvest and Storage; Food Pantry Wish List; How to Organize a Community Food Drive; Plan Before You Donate Produce. Either download these brief publications for free or purchase hard copies for a small fee.