Good Shepherd Food Bank’s Food Mobile will distribute food, including fresh produce, meat, essential nonperishable items, and breads to people in need in the Jefferson area from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 26 at St. Giles Episcopal Church, 72 Gardiner Road, Jefferson.

Distribution is for anyone in need of emergency food assistance in Jefferson and the surrounding area, according to a news release from the food bank.

The food bank’s food mobile program allows it to expand its outreach to Maine’s neediest and most underserved communities. Designed to be a low-barrier distribution, the food mobile visits communities with a demand for emergency and supplemental food that has outgrown the capacity of local food pantries.

This distribution has been made possible through the generosity of the Elizabeth Ann Leach Charitable Trust, according to the release.

The Jefferson Food Pantry closed in December 2014. A new food pantry will be located at St. Giles Episcopal Church. The first pantry day is planned for sometime in September.

For more information about this food mobile distribution, contact Mary Turner, Mid Coast Hunger Prevention Program, at 729-8647 or [email protected].

About Good Shepherd Food Bank

The largest hunger relief organization in Maine, Good Shepherd Food Bank provides for those at risk of hunger by acquiring surplus and purchased food and distributing that food to more than 600 partner agencies across Maine. Since 1981, the Food Bank has partnered with individuals, businesses and farmers to alleviate hunger and build community relationships. In 2014 the food bank distributed 21 million pounds of food to families in need through its programs and partner network. Phone: 782-3554; Website:; Facebook:; Twitter:

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