Solidarity Harvest is our annual Thanksgiving meal basket donation program and one of our biggest projects. We raise funds to purchase produce from smaller Maine farms, and use it to fill 1,300 Thanksgiving meal baskets distributed to Mainers in hard times. The program supports Maine farms, while feeding Mainers and highlighting the growing level of food insecurity in our state.

Join us for a fun evening to raise about 10% of our overall goal for Solidarity Harvest – Saturday, June 29, 2019. Doors open at 4:30, auction starts at 5 and goes until about 7pm. There’s a $5 donation to bid, and light refreshments will be available. You don’t have to dress up unless you want to! This auction truly has something for everyone!

Some of the items already received include:

We also have lots of gift certificates for local restaurants and shops, and great items from local artisans and businesses. Look for featured items on the auction’s Facebook event, including select items available for online bidding after the live auction.

Email Melissa@foodandmedicine.org for more info or to donate an item.

 

2019 Membership Campaign

April 11, 2019

Our 2019 membership campaign is currently underway. We are a member-based organization, and we need you to become a member (or renew)! People pay what they can, with $35 being the suggested annual membership amount, $15 for seniors and students; some members pay a higher amount in solidarity with those who cannot afford dues at […]

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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 […]

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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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