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!

The 7th Annual Farmer-Labor Legislative Breakfast

March 21, 2016

The 7th Annual Farmer-Labor Legislative Breakfast was held on Saturday, February 27, 2016, at the Solidarity Center in Brewer, co-sponsored by Food AND Medicine and the Eastern Maine Labor Council. A panel of eight local legislators discussed issues currently before the state legislature and fielded questions from the audience, which consisted of approximately 80 local […]

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2015 Was a Great Year!

January 4, 2016

We want to thank all of our members, supporters and volunteers for a very successful 2015! With all of your work and generosity, we have made tremendous impacts this past year, some of which are highlighted below: Our 13th annual Solidarity Harvest was our largest so far, distributing 1200 Thanksgiving meal baskets that each feed 8-10 […]

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13th Annual Solidarity Harvest

November 24, 2015

As of Tuesday afternoon, 11/24, we have almost completed deliveries/pick-ups of all 1200 meal baskets. Thanks to the hundreds of volunteers generously gave of their time to help pull it all together; we couldn’t do it alone! More details on this year’s project will be posted soon. Look for us on Facebook and Twitter, and […]

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Volunteers Needed for Solidarity Harvest!

November 3, 2015

Fresh local food should be a right, not a luxury.  This is true especially for Thanksgiving where our traditions teach us to share the bounty with everyone in our community – not just the rich.  Solidarity Harvest is a way to show solidarity with our struggling brothers and sisters, to ensure that they and their […]

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Solidarity Harvest 2015

October 6, 2015

Each year since 2003, we’ve purchased fresh produce from local farms to bring Thanksgiving meal baskets to families of laid-off workers and others in hard times—as many as 1,200 baskets last year, which is enough food to feed over 8,000 people! This year, need is growing. With the announcement of 180 workers being laid off […]

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We are seeking a Community Organizer!

September 10, 2015

Food AND Medicine (FAM) is currently hiring for a new Community Organizer to join our staff team. This full-time, salaried position focuses on building collective action for FAM’s programs related to economic justice issues, and coordinating development and fundraising activities for the organization.See full job posting here. Please share this opening with anyone you feel would […]

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Share strategies with front line organizer from India

August 6, 2015

SAVE THE DATE: Monday, August 17, 3:30pm “Solidarity for Building a Life-Enhancing Society” An international community organizing skill share and solidarity visit with William Stanley of WIDA in Koraput, India At the Solidarity Center, 20 Ivers St., Brewer. Sponsored by ​Food AND Medicine, Peace & Justice Center of Eastern Maine and Power In Community Alliances […]

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Food AND Medicine is Hiring

June 15, 2015

Food AND Medicine is looking for two new people to join our staff team! We are currently hiring for two Americorps positions: Economic Opportunities Organizer: This position focuses on supporting the leadership and voice of people experiencing food insecurity through our Community Supported Farmers’ Market program and Food Access Committee. See full job posting here. […]

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Sign Up for a Happytown Farm Share

April 10, 2015

Are you looking for healthy, local, farm-fresh food this season? Simplify your summer and join FAM’s Union-Supported Agriculture (USA) program by purchasing a share!   USA is a relationship of mutual support and commitment between local farmers and members who share in the risk and bounty of sustainable agriculture. Happy Town Farm supplies vegetables and cut […]

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