TIM LIBBY harvests beets at Veggies For All in Unity

TIM LIBBY harvests beets at Veggies For All in Unity

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Maine Farmland Trust and Good Shepherd Food Bank will host a community discussion with local panelists about innovative projects that address hunger using local resources: rich farmland, skilled farmers and community support. Panelists include Kristin Miale of Good Shepherd Food Bank, Karen Parker of Midcoast Hunger Prevention Program, Chris Cabot of BTLT & KELT and Nate Drummond of Six River Farm, facilitated by Sara Trunzo of Veggies For All. The event will be on Feb. 10, at 6 p.m. at Frontier, and is free and open to all. For more information, contact Ellen Sabina at [email protected]

The event coincides with the new photo exhibit, “Feeding Maine: Growing Access to Good Food,” at Frontier through Feb. 29. The show features photos by photographer Brendan Bullock, accompanied by writer Annie Murphy’s captions, and highlights local food access and hunger relief efforts across Maine. Bullock is a freelance photographer and photography educator based in Bowdoinham, Maine. While most of his work is focused in Maine, he travels to make documentary pictures throughout the world, including South America, Europe, Africa and India.

The “Feeding Maine” photo exhibit is a collaboration between Maine Farmland Trust and Good Shepherd Food Bank and seeks to document some of the many people working for change in our communities across the state, with the hope that these efforts will continue to grow into a resilient food system that serves all Mainers.

Maine Farmland Trust works to protect farmland and grow farming throughout the state, while Good Shepherd Food Bank works to eliminate hunger.

“Our goal is that this show conveys both the seriousness of hunger in Maine, and a sense of hope that we can overcome hunger,” said Julie Guerette of Good Shepherd. “By growing the kinds of efforts documented in this exhibit, we can make huge strides toward food security for all Mainers.”

More than 200,000 Mainers are food insecure. The term encompasses hunger and scarcity, as well as a lack of access to food that’s fresh and healthy.

“In making fresh food accessible to those who need it most, the projects featured in the exhibit are forging new opportunities for Maine farms- opening up markets, diverting waste through farm donations and gleaning, and creating new customers,” said Ellen Sabina, Outreach Director at Maine Farmland Trust.


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