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Good Shepherd Food Bank of Maine

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Commitment

Started on April 1, 2019
3 year commitment

Food banks and food pantries play a key role in meeting the nutritional needs of low-income children and families, who have less access to nutritious, affordable foods and are disproportionately impacted by obesity and diet-related disease. Our food bank partners make sure that times of sacrifice don’t also mean sacrificing good health.

Our partner, Good Shepherd Food Bank of Maine, commits to being a place where families in need can find nutritious choices. Over the next three years, Good Shepherd Food Bank of Maine promises to evaluate the nutritional quality of the food it distributes, increasing the amount of nutritious food it provides to 178,000 people in Maine. Understanding the importance of continued health and wellness for the people it serves, it will also develop nutritional guidelines and build a culture that supports healthy eating and physical activity for staff.

We are proud to work with an organization making such a positive impact on hunger and nutrition in Maine.

Low-income people are at increased risk for both food insecurity and obesity

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