Solidarity Harvest 2018

October 15, 2018

Solidarity Harvest is a year-round effort for Food AND Medicine. We’re in the home stretch now for our 16th year. We plan on distributing at least 1,300 locally-sourced Thanksgiving meal baskets again this year!

Each meal basket contains over 27 lbs of locally grown produce from smaller Maine farms – most of the food in these meal baskets is purchased, not donated!  Each meal basket costs roughly $40 and with a goal of 1,300 baskets again this year, that adds up to $52,000. You can help with a donation to Sponsor a Meal online, or mail a check to (payable to) Food AND Medicine, 20 Ivers Street, Brewer, Maine 04412. Solidarity Harvest donations are entirely for the produce and supplies for the project, not staff time or overhead for the organization.

During Sort Week, November 13-20, hundreds of volunteers come to our office in Brewer to help sort produce and assemble the meal baskets, including individuals, school groups, teams, clubs, faith groups, fraternities – you name it. Your group can join in the fun and community of Sort Week. It’s very helpful to sign up in advance – call Adam at 207-989-5830 or email Adam@foodandmedicine.org.

 

Solidarity Harvest Benefit Auction

May 16, 2018

Fun auction, great items, worthy cause! Join us for our annual fundraising auction, Saturday, June 30th at 5:00 PM (doors open at 4:30) at the Solidarity Center in Brewer. Minimum donation of $5 to bid, which is credited to purchases of $25 or more. Appetizers and sweets will be served, dress is casual. Funds raised […]

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New Website and Logo Coming Soon

May 1, 2018

We’re undergoing some changes to our looks! We’ll unveil a new logo soon, and we’ve got a new website currently under construction. If you’re looking for something specific and don’t see it here on this website, give us a call at 207-989-5860, or email FAM@foodandmedicine.org. In the meantime, the most updated news and events information […]

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9th Annual Legislative Breakfast

March 19, 2018

On Saturday March 24, 2018, Food AND Medicine and the Eastern Maine Labor Council will join forces again to present our 9th annual Legislative Breakfast. The breakfast gives local voters a chance to hear area legislators speak on current issues important to working people and their families. Over the years, our breakfasts have attracted a loyal following of […]

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Annual Meeting, Saturday January 27, 2018

January 23, 2018

Food AND Medicine is holding its Annual Meeting this Saturday, January 27, 2018, from 9 am to 1 pm at the Solidarity Center in Brewer. This is our most important membership meeting of the year, and all members or prospective members are encouraged to attend. We’ll review the successes of 2017 and look ahead at […]

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Intro to Food AND Medicine Meeting

December 6, 2017

Join us December 6, 2017 – 6:00 pm – Introduction to Food AND Medicine meeting. This is an informal gathering with FAM staff and board members to talk about our current, past and future programs. If you’re new to FAM or curious about what else we do, join us. Meeting will be held at the […]

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Sponsor a Meal!

November 8, 2017

Each Solidarity Harvest basket costs us about $45 and includes produce purchased from Maine farms and enough food for 8-10 people. 1300 baskets means we can feed over 10,000 people! Turkeys and stuffing are donated, everything else is purchased through fundraisers. Sponsor one of more meals to help us reach our fundraising goal!

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Concert Pictures and Sponsor A Meal

November 5, 2017

Solidarity Harvest, that’s what last night was about. To Sponsor a Meal, click here.  We want to thank everyone who came to the Brewer Performing Arts Center Saturday night for the Noel Paul Stookey Solidarity Harvest Benefit Concert. Mr. Stookey put on a fabulous show! We listened, we sang along, we laughed, and we applauded […]

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Solidarity Harvest Benefit Concert with Noel Paul Stookey

September 18, 2017

November 4, 2017 at 7 pm Brewer Performing Arts Center, 92 Pendleton Street, Brewer Call 800-838-3006 ext 1 for tickets or http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3086090 Tickets are $25 for standard seats; premier seating (center section) with meet & greet reception after the concert for $50 or front row with meet & greet for $100.  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 1, […]

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14th Annual Labor Day Celebration and Open House

August 28, 2017

Our 14th Annual Labor Day Celebration and Open House is Monday, September 4th from 4:30 to 7 (or so) pm for an Open House at the Solidarity Center in Brewer – we’ll provide the live music, local burgers and hot dogs, and lots of pot luck sides and desserts. Check out the hall’s improved landscaping and new raised […]

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