Thursday, June 27, 2013

MyPlate Resources

Looking for some great nutrition resources for your clients or to post at your pantry? Check out the MyPlate website where they have all the information you need to make better choices for your food boxes as well as great options for your pantry clients for meals and lifestyle choices.

Be sure to check out their website as all of the posters and handouts are there for you to print and make copies! Your local Healthy Maine Partnership may also have some of these resources handy for distribution to your clients. Help improve the lives you serve month after month by providing them with the tools they need to make better choices and become healthier – It’s FREE, all you have to do is print and get the materials into the hands that need them most. For more information or questions, contact your Good Shepherd Food Bank area field representative.

Friday, June 14, 2013

2nd Annual Beacon of Hope Award: Mid Coast Hunger Prevention Program

This is our second annual Beacon of Hope Award and I think it’s safe to say that selecting one agency among hundreds that represents courage, hard work and effectiveness is going to always be challenging as all of you do so much wonderful work.

However, we’re really excited to present this award to a much deserving partner of ours.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

ANNOUNCING - Relocating from Portland to Biddeford

We are excited to announce that our plans to move the southern Maine distribution facility from Portland to Biddeford are now becoming reality.

Our Portland warehouse will close at 1pm on Thursday, June 27, and our new warehouse in Biddeford will open at 8am on Tuesday, July 2. On Monday, July 1, all GSFB facilities are closed for inventory. The new warehouse in Biddeford is located at 10 Arctic Circle, very close to both Rt. 1 and Exit 32 on I-95. View map.

After months of planning and negotiations, this move is now coming up very soon. We will do everything we can to make the transition as smooth as possible for all of our southern Maine partners.

Friday, June 7, 2013

Second State Network Conference: Success!

We were very excited to meet with so many of our partners in one day. We hope everyone who attended learned a lot, made strategic connections with other agencies, and went home with ideas on how we can work together to end hunger in Maine.

If you were unable to attend this year, we do plan to host another event next year around the same time.

During the Town Hall session with GSFB staff, we introduced the food bank's Strategic Plan. As promised, we've made the plan available for download on our website.

GSFB Network is a blog for partner agencies of Good Shepherd Food Bank focused on feeding Maine's hungry.