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A Campaign to Nourish Maine

CAMPAIGN LEADERSHIP HONORARY CHAIR Richard Warren, Bangor Daily News CAMPAIGN ADVISORY TEAM Larry Barker, Machias Savings Bank John Bennett, Oakhurst Dairy Jay Darling, Darling’s Doug Herling, Central Maine Power Gena Canning, Pine State Trading Judy Horan, NEWS CENTER Maine Chris Kilgour, C&L Aviation Group Todd Mason, Maine Credit Union League Tony McKim, First National Bank Carrie Meo, Darling’s Robert Montgomery-Rice, Bangor Savings Bank Deanna Sherman, Dead River Company Curtis Simard, Bar Harbor Bank & Trust Frank and Debbie Pecoraro Denis St. Peter, CES, Inc. Mike Vail, Hannaford Supermarkets Bill Williamson, Bank of America Larry Wold, TD Bank CAMPAIGN STEERING COMMITTEE Cheryl Fasse Kate Frey, Buoy Local / Bangor Savings Bank Jack Frost, Bar Harbor Bank & Trust Stacey Haskell, Bangor Savings Bank Dennis Marble Lynne Darling Melochick, Darling’s Jon Paradise, Maine Credit Union League Jessamine Pottle, CES, Inc. Ben Sprague, First National Bank

BOARD OF DIRECTORS Michael Harris Chair Michelle Hayes, SKH Human Resource Solutions Vice Chair Robert Moore, BerryDunn Treasurer Barbara Gagne Secretary John Bennett, Oakhurst Dairy Kevin Carleton, Reflexis Systems, Inc. Bruce Daman, Hannaford Supermarkets Jim Darroch, Backyard Farms Stacey Haskell, Bangor Savings Bank John Nutting Erik Olson Victoria Rogers, M.D., Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital Ben Sprague, First National Bank Bill Williamson, Bank of America CAMPAIGN COUNSEL Lisa Wahlstrom, CFRE, Ovation Fundraising

On behalf of Good Shepherd Food Bank's board of directors, thank you for your interest in Food for All: A Campaign to Nourish Maine. Although Good Shepherd Food Bank and its partners provided 24 million nutritious meals last year, data shows there are still more than 10 million meals missing in Maine. Sixteen percent of Maine households struggle with hunger–that includes one in five children. The Food Bank has created a 10–year plan to close this meal gap by 2025. A key element of this plan is to renovate the former Bangor Daily News printing facility in Hampden to create a second distribution center that complements GSFB’s existing Auburn headquarters through a $5 million capital campaign. This campaign and the new Hampden Distribution Center will help the Food Bank more equitably and efficiently provide nutritious meals to our food-insecure neighbors in central, northern, and Downeast Maine. The facility will allow the Food Bank to source more local, nutritious products from Maine farmers, and will serve as a catalyst for strengthening and growing relationships with ending-hunger partners. An investment in the Food for All campaign is an investment in Maine’s future. Please join us in the fight to end hunger. Sincerely,

Mike Harris Board Chair

Michelle Hayes Board Chair-Elect

Good Shepherd Food Bank: PARTNERING TO END HUNGER IN MAINE Good Shepherd Food Bank of Maine sources and distributes food to more than 400 food pantries, meal sites, and other ending-hunger partners across the state. The Food Bank annually distributes more than 24 million meals to Mainers in need. Hunger is a growing, changing need in Maine. The Food Bank was established more than 30 years ago to solve what was considered to be a temporary problem. The Food Bank has seen tremendous growth in the time since, yet the problem persists. Maine now ranks seventh in the country for highest rates of food insecurity, and one in five Maine children are food insecure. Simply providing food– treating the symptom of hunger–is no longer enough. As the state’s foremost expert in hunger relief, Good Shepherd Food Bank is committed to leading the fight to end hunger in Maine by providing more nutritious food while investing in strategies that will help combat the root causes of hunger.



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FOOD-INSECURE MAINERS BY THE NUMBERS Food insecurity forces families to make unthinkable trade-offs


must choose between buying food or paying for HOUSING


must choose between buying food or paying for UTILITIES


must choose between buying food or paying for MEDICINE


must choose between buying food or paying for TRANSPORTATION

Food for All: A Campaign to Nourish Maine Good Shepherd Food Bank has set a bold goal: By 2025, all food–insecure Mainers will have access to the nutritious food they need to thrive, when and where they need it. This means an additional 10 million meals are needed–beyond the 24 million annually provided by the Food Bank and its partners. Our 10–year plan to close the meal gap in Maine is supported by four pillars:

INFRASTRUCTURE Expand facilities to support growth of nutritious food sourcing and distribution. A new distribution center in Hampden will augment the existing Auburn distribution facility, allowing GSFB to more efficiently and equitably serve central, northern, and Downeast Maine.

LOCAL & NUTRITIOUS FOOD SOURCING Significantly increase quantities of produce sourced from Maine farmers by increasing the number of farm partnerships. GSFB’s goal is to source 4.5M pounds of food from Maine farms by 2025, providing $1.5M back to the agriculture economy.

“By achieving our bold goal, Good Shepherd Food Bank will improve stability for the people it serves, reduce the economic costs of hunger in our state, and make Maine a stronger, more resilient place to live.� -Kristen Miale, President

RESEARCH, EDUCATION, & ADVOCACY Become a leading voice and partner in ongoing research around hunger-related issues. Research will inform strategy and evaluation, communicate impact, and help to measure unmet need. We will advocate for policies that support ending hunger.

COMMUNITY-BASED DISTRIBUTION MODELS & PROGRAMMING Work with communities to build localized strategies for ending hunger. Solutions may include strengthening existing partnerships, forging relationships with new partners, investing in infrastructure, or targeting community-based programming to vulnerable populations.

Good Shepherd Food Bank Hampden Distribution Center

Renovating the Hampden Distribution Center The single greatest obstacle to meeting the Food Bank’s long-term goals of distributing enough meals to feed all food-insecure Mainers is the limited capacity and location of our existing Auburn-based distribution center and cold storage. While the need exists in every corner of our state, northern and Downeast Maine residents struggle with particularly high rates of food insecurity. In a 2015 study, Feeding America determined that there are approximately 74,000 food-insecure people in central, northern and eastern Maine. In addition, these low-income Mainers also have higher rates of type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart disease. Increasing access to fresh and nutritious food would have a dramatic impact on the health of our neighbors. To overcome capacity challenges and to better reach all Mainers, Good Shepherd Food Bank is raising $5M to renovate the former Bangor Daily News printing plant into a distribution facility. Located just off the I-95 corridor in Hampden, the new distribution center will complement the Food Bank’s existing infrastructure in Auburn. Once complete, the Hampden facility will have the capacity to annually distribute 13 million pounds of food–the equivalent of 10 million meals. The facility will feature three state-of-the-art temperature and humidity controlled zones, which will allow for short- and long-term cold storage of produce, a freezer for storing lightly processed produce, fish, meat, and other perishable products, and an area reserved for dry goods. Enhanced cold storage capacity will allow the Food Bank to source more fresh food–including local farm purchases–for year-round distribution, and provide vital access to healthy fruits and vegetables for individuals and families in the region.

Community Impact of Hampden Distribution Center 10 MILLION Capacity to store and distribute up to 10M more meals per year



Serving central, northern and Downeast Maine more efficiently and equitably

Sourcing nutritious food to nourish Mainers


Sourcing food from local farmers and sharing cold storage to help farmers scale their businesses



Rescuing food safely and re-purposing the former Bangor Daily News printing plant

Strengthening community-based partnerships in the region

Hampden Distribution Center Renovation Timeline 2016 2017 2018 2019

Leadership phase of capital campaign for Hampden Distribution Center commences. $3M in funding secured through Finance Authority of Maine to fund 3 years of local produce purchases from Maine farmers, further necessitating additional cold-storage space. Hampden Distribution Center architectural and engineering plans completed. Capital campaign reaches $3M.

Launch of community phase of capital campaign. Construction begins.

Grand opening of Hampden Distribution Center.

Hampden Distribution Center Renovation Budget BUILDING RENOVATION & RETROFITTING









$200,000 Total $5,000,000

There are many ways to give: GIFTS OF CASH This method includes donations, pledges, certificates of deposit, and grants from donor-advised funds. All gifts can be made through single or multiple payments over three to five years. You can make payments monthly, quarterly, semi-annually, or annually at your discretion.

GIFTS OF MARKETABLE SECURITIES A donation of marketable securities such as stocks, bonds, and mutual funds is a wonderful way to make a meaningful contribution. Before making a gift in this form, be sure to consult with your financial advisor regarding your options and potential tax savings.

For more information or to seek assistance in making your gift, please contact: Erin Fogg Vice President of Development 207-240-3029 Melissa Huston Community Engagement Officer 207-299-7793


Ethan Minton Major Gift Officer 207-400-2122

Many employers will match their employees’ charitable giving up to a certain amount through workplace matching programs. Check with your human resources department to find out if your employer offers this option.

Erin Yarema Major Gift Officer 207-344-1248

Good Shepherd Food Bank is poised to ensure that all Mainers have the food they need to thrive, when and where they need it, by 2025. This is a bold goal, but it is achievable. Our plan calls for building out the infrastructure needed to provide enough meals to Mainers to fully meet the need. At minimum, we need to provide an additional 10 million meals per year by 2025, on top of the 24 million we annually distribute. Our Food for All campaign for the Hampden Distribution Center will help us grow our sourcing and distribution in a location that allows us to more equitably serve all corners of Maine. Distributing healthy meals will provide immediate nourishment for our neighbors, and this is a critical part of the solution. Yet, we must do more. Our plan calls for investing in Maine's vast charitable food network by creating regional hubs, expanding the capacity of existing ending-hunger partners, working to build new partner relationships, coordinating resources in unique communities, and delivering strategic programming. In addition, we'll invest in research to inform this effort and engage in advocacy at the state and national level to support policies that aim to end hunger. Your support of our Food for All campaign will impact the health and well-being of our neighbors and the economic vitality of our state. Join us as we fight to end hunger. With gratitude, Kristen Miale, President

AUBURN 3121 Hotel Road P.O. Box 1807 Auburn, Maine 04211 207-782-3554

HAMPDEN 11 Penobscot Meadow Dr. Hampden, Maine 04444 207-989-4672

Food For All: A Campaign to Nourish Maine  
Food For All: A Campaign to Nourish Maine