The purpose of the Community Redistribution Fund is to increase access by community members in need to culturally important foods. This grant is intended for organizations working closely and primarily with immigrants, refugees, Indigenous communities, and communities of color. Good Shepherd Food Bank recognizes that poverty and food insecurity disproportionately impact people of color, and is committed to leveraging its power to redistribute resources.

Priority will be given to community-led organizations and efforts that are not currently Good Shepherd Food Bank partners, and those led by and primarily serving people of color.


Application Deadline: 11:59pm on Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Awards are available for up to $10,000.

Grassroots, community-led organizations and coalitions, fiscally-sponsored, and collaborative projects based in Maine are encouraged to apply. Use of grant funds can include, but is not limited to: the purchase of food for direct distribution or meal preparation; gift cards/credits to culturally specific markets for community members; food sovereignty projects; farming/agriculture projects; transportation; storage; and distribution costs. For questions about the grant program and an application, please contact Jessica Gildea: [email protected]