The 2016 election dramatically showed that there are many deep problems in our communities. Solidarity is now more important than ever!

We are conducting an end of year fundraising campaign. Please consider making a contribution! Donate here.

For 14 years, FAM has been organizing on numerous issues to create a more livable region in Eastern Maine for ALL people. One of FAM’s basic tenets is that all people have value and FAM stands in solidarity with those who are under-served, under-appreciated and on the margins. FAM owes its success to our active membership and volunteers.

It’s now more important than ever that we band together to find the strength, strategies, and hope to face the challenges ahead — together.

So, whether you’re one of our staunch supporters now or have been in the past, we ask you to stand with us again.

As we face the many issues that will need attention and action. We will need your time and energy.  We will need your financial support.

Please consider a donation today to help FAM continue to mobilize and engage our community.  

Another Successful Solidarity Harvest

December 2, 2016

We want to thank all of the people and organizations involved in this year’s Solidarity Harvest! 1300 locally-sourced meals distributed throughout Maine by unions and other organizations – proving that when we work together, we are all strengthened! Please take a look at the photo album on our Facebook page to see just some of […]

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14th Annual Solidarity Harvest

November 9, 2016

Thanksgiving is right around the corner, which means Solidarity Harvest is here again! We have increased our meal basket target this year from the 1,200 we did last year, to 1,300 – the sad reality is that the need is so great that we had to stop at what our capabilities are. Solidarity is a […]

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Join us for Ride the Bus! Month Launch Celebration

October 27, 2016

Community Groups, City Leaders to hold Halloween Celebration launching 2nd Annual Ride the Bus! Month October 31st event first in series to celebrate Community Connector during November 2016  Bangor, ME– Riders of the Community Connector bus system, members of the group Transportation for All, and local elected officials will gather from 3-5pm on Halloween at […]

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Food Insecurity and Wages Forum Summary

October 19, 2016

This morning, we held a panel discussion on Food Insecurity and Minimum Wage at the Bangor Public Library. The panel shared stories of the effects of food insecurity, hunger, SNAP (food stamps), minimum wage. Here are some highlights: Chris Hastedt, Public Policy Director at Maine Equal Justice Partners: From 2011 to 2016, Maine has had […]

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Food Insecurity and Wages Panel Discussion

October 18, 2016

We’re co-sponsoring a panel discussion on Food Insecurity and Minimum Wage, Wednesday 10/19/16 at the Bangor Public Library from 9:30 – 11 AM. There will be a number of speakers, followed by a Question and Answer session. Scheduled to speak: Jack McKay, Director of Food AND Medicine and President of the Eastern Maine Labor Council […]

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October 2016 Events

October 7, 2016

We’ve got some exciting events planned for October: Ride the Bus! Month Proclamation Acceptance Wednesday, October 12, 7:30-8:00 PM, in the City Council Chambers, Bangor City Hall, 73 Harlow St Our Transportation for All (TFA) team is asking for support to join them to accept a Proclamation from the Bangor City Council declaring November “Ride […]

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Great turnout for our 13th annual Labor Day Celebration!

September 9, 2016

Over 150 people turned out for our 13th annual Labor Day Celebration on Monday 9/5/16, co-sponsored by the Eastern Maine Labor Council. We had perfect weather, great food and terrific live music. But more importantly, we had a lot of working people show their solidarity. Several local legislators and candidates were in attendance, as well […]

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13th Annual Labor Day Celebration

August 19, 2016

Eastern Maine Labor Council and Food AND Medicine are hosting their 13th annual Labor Day celebration of the working people of Eastern Maine, Monday, September 5th here at the Solidarity Center in Brewer. Join us for live music, local food and family fun. Suggested donation of $5 per person and kids under 12 are free. Proceeds […]

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Item List for 2016 Solidarity Harvest Benefit Auction

August 10, 2016

Saturday, August 13 – doors open at 4 PM, auction begins at 5 PM. Items are still coming in! List subject to change. Please RSVP to attend the auction – call 207-989-5860 or email Melissa@foodandmedicine.org. Something for everyone! ***Just added on Friday: a generous donor has offered to transfer ownership of a one week timeshare […]

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