Upcoming Events

March 9, 2017

2017 Upcoming events and actions:

  •  4/8 Legislative Breakfast – 8-10 AM at the Solidarity Center, Brewer. Home-cooked, local food breakfast included; $5 suggested donation. Annual partnership with Eastern Maine Labor Council.
  • 4/29 House Party – Hear from community leaders involved in Food AND Medicine’s programs and eat delicious food! This is a fundraising event, details TBA.
  • 4/29 Week of the Young Child Fair – 2:30-4 PM at Bangor Public Library Story Room. Supervised kids’ activities and discussion about creating affordable child care for all.
  • 4/22 Earth Day Event – 12-2 PM at Pickering Square, Bangor. Family activities, food and celebration of public transportation! A partnership with Power in Community Alliances and Amalgamated Transit Union #714.
  • 5/9 FLIA Convening – 5:30-8 PM Location TBA. Potluck dinner, updates from all issue teams.
  • 9/4 Labor Day Event – 4-7 PM at the Solidarity Center, Brewer. Food, live music and compelling speakers. $5 suggested donation. Annual partnership with Eastern Maine Labor Council.
  • 11/14-11/21 Solidarity Harvest Sort Week – 7 AM – 6 PM at the Solidarity Center, Brewer. Fun volunteer event to help sort produce and assemble over 1300 Thanksgiving meal baskets.

Regular Meetings:

  • Food AND Medicine Board – last Monday of Feb, April, July, Aug, Oct and Dec., 6:30 at the Solidarity Center
  • Eastern Maine Labor Council – first Monday, 6:30 at the Solidarity Center
  • Food Access Committee – 2nd Thursday , 11 AM -1 PM at the Solidarity Center
  • Transportation for All – 1st / 3rd Thursdays, 9-11 AM at Hammond Street Congregational Church
  • Child Care Team and Jobs Team – times/dates vary, call for details

Dates/times may change, and other events will likely be added. Get the latest event details from our Facebook page and emails. Transportation and child care is available upon request for most events; call us for details.


Please Support Food AND Medicine

December 6, 2016

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 […]

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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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