Heather Paquette: President
Auburn, ME – Heather Paquette has been named President of Good Shepherd Food Bank, Maine’s largest hunger relief organization.
After working for two decades in food retailing, Paquette has seen the challenges of food insecurity and the impact it has on families. She comes to the Food Bank after a 24-year career with the companies of Ahold Delhaize USA, including 22 years at Hannaford Supermarkets.
Most recently, she served as Vice President, Retail Innovation Center of Excellence, with Retail Business Services, a services company for Ahold Delhaize USA brands. Prior to her most recent position, Paquette was Vice President, Retail Operations, for the state of Maine, and Vice President, Retail Services, for Hannaford Supermarkets.
Since its founding in 1981, Good Shepherd Food Bank (the Food Bank) has been striving to eliminate hunger in Maine. The Food Bank has set a bold goal: By 2025, all Mainers experiencing hunger will have access to the nutritious, culturally relevant food they need to thrive, when and where they need it. In doing so, the Food Bank will help stabilize the lives of people facing hunger, reduce the impact of hunger in the state, and make Maine a stronger, more resilient place to work and live.
The recipient of several awards, the Food Bank is seen as cutting edge in the sector. With more than 600 partners, which include food pantries, meal sites, schools, and healthcare centers, the Food Bank is viewed not only as the leader in Maine of food distribution, but also as a prominent voice in the conversation about how to end poverty in Maine. For more information, visit https://www.gsfb.org.