Kristen Miale, center, president of Good Shepherd Food Bank, gives a tour Monday of the facility in Auburn. Officials gathered at the site to announce a joint effort between the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Maine Department of Agriculture to improve the reach of Maine’s emergency food networks. As part of the effort, Good Shepherd Food Bank, Cultivating Community and Mi’kmaq Farms will purchase local foods from no fewer than seven socially disadvantaged producers and aggregators. In total, $40 million will flow into various projects and grants across the state. Andree Kehn/Sun Journal

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