It’s that time of year again! Since 2003, Food AND Medicine’s Solidarity Harvest project has provided locally sourced meals to Maine families in hard times.  This year has seen a loss of over 1,200 jobs since February in the Penobscot River Valley region, and families are more than ever having to make the difficult choice between food, medicine, and other basic necessities.

Help us out this year by sponsoring a meal for $30!

Donations and support from our community members have helped us get to this point, and will continue to make this project possible.  You may donate online by clicking HERE, or by sending a check to Food AND Medicine, 20 Ivers St., Brewer, ME 04412. You can make your check out to either Food and Medicine or, if you wish to have this be a tax deductible donation, Food and Medicine JWJ EF (Jobs with Justice Education Fund). Please indicate in the memo line that it is a donation for Solidarity Harvest.

Solidarity Harvest is also a volunteer driven project, with over 250 volunteers coming through the building last year to help sort, weigh, pack and load up the meals to be distributed.  If you want to engage in the most fun volunteer project ever, you can help out during Sort Week (Tuesday 18th-Tuesday 25th)!  Check out our volunteer page or contact Joannah Tindongan at 989-5860 or joannah@foodandmedicine.org

You can read more about Solidarity Harvest by exploring the pages under the “Solidarity Harvest” tab at the top of the page.

Thanks for joining us in Solidarity this year!

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