We’re a few weeks into our annual membership drive, and we want to give a big THANK YOU to everyone who has renewed their membership and contributed so far! Thanks to your support, we are well on our way to achieving our goal!
If you have not yet contributed and renewed your membership with Food AND Medicine, we ask that you support us today!
Food AND Medicine is a community organization that exists because of the support of people like yourselves. People who understand that far too many face hurdles and obstacles due to an increasing lack of opportunity.
When more than 15% of Mainers qualify as food insecure, and an alarming amount of them are unable to gain access to SNAP or other assistance programs because of work and volunteer requirements that don’t exist in the rural areas that so many of them live – that’s a lack of opportunity!
When so many paper mills have closed and laid off their workforce, and those who were lucky enough to find a job must swallow their pride and cash significantly smaller paychecks – that’s a lack of opportunity!
When people are forced to choose between spending a majority of their paycheck on cab fares or quitting their jobs because the bus doesn’t run past 6pm or on Sundays – that’s a lack of opportunity!
Food AND Medicine works to expand opportunity and strengthen our community.
Our Solidarity Harvest mobilizes dozens of organizations and hundreds of community members, working year-round to bring Thanksgiving Dinner to 1200 families, feeding between 8,000 and 10,000 people! This year we are using the Harvest to call attention to the fact that almost 20% of Mainers struggle to feed their families – to fight the stigmas and dispel the myths surrounding food insecurity. Watch our social media posts for the hashtag #MEfoodinsecurity to learn more.
Transportation For All is mobilizing and energizing the community around the issue of Public Transportation – and creating opportunity. By supplying a steady flow of letters-to-the-editor and Op-Ed pieces in the Bangor Daily News aimed at highlighting the issue and increasing bus-ridership; working with the Bangor City Council and the Downtown Bangor Business Partnership to gain support; holding rallies and public actions; TFA is well on its way to achieving its goal of expanded and improved public transportation in the Greater Bangor Area.
There may be a lack of opportunity in our communities – but Food AND Medicine offers an opportunity to get involved and take action to make life better for all people in Eastern Maine.
Food AND Medicine has been here for the past 15 years –
organizing, educating and empowering members of our community
in the fight for social and economic justice and opportunity.
We want to be here for another 15 years!
With your support – we will be!