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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 adult and kids under 12 are free. Proceeds benefit Solidarity Harvest and the Eastern Maine Labor Council.

Speakers will focus on the critical upcoming election, and include Emily Cain, labor leaders, and a local home health care worker will speak on the need to raise the minimum wage. More details of speakers will be announced soon.

For more information, contact Food AND Medicine at 207.989-5860, Eastern Maine Labor Council at 207.989.4141, or email Melissa@foodandmedicine.org.

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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Solidarity Harvest Fundraising Auction to be held Saturday, August 13, 2016.

July 19, 2016

Preparations are well underway for the 14th annual Solidarity Harvest! We will be holding an auction fundraiser, here at the Solidarity Center on Saturday, August 13, 2016 at 5:00 PM. Doors will open at 4:00 to preview items. Solidarity Harvest is a program we wish we didn’t need to continue, but the need is growing […]

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Great turnout for the 2016 Election Forum!

June 8, 2016

The 2016 Election Forum on Monday 6/6/16 was a big success, co-sponsored by Food AND Medicine, Eastern Maine Labor Council, Maine AFL-CIO and Maine People’s Alliance – what a great turn out! We focused on the minimum wage and Stand Up for Students referendums which will both be on Maine’s ballot in November. Thanks to […]

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2016 Election Forum, Monday June 6

June 3, 2016

Food AND Medicine is co-sponsoring a 2016 Election forum – Monday night 6/6 – at 6:00 we’ll have some food and the forum starts at 6:30. It will be held here at the Solidarity Center, 20 Ivers Street in Brewer. We will focus on the ground-breaking minimum wage referendum, the Stand Up for Students referendum as […]

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Girls’ Day Out, Saturday May 21st

May 20, 2016

Food AND Medicine is proud to partner with Columbia Street Project as co-sponsor of Girls’ Day Out, an outreach and resource fair for women, Saturday 5/21/16, from 10 am to 3 pm at the Columbia Street Project, 45 Columbia Street, Bangor. The event will include a number of vendor tables, nonprofits serving women in the […]

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Our 2016 Membership Campaign is Underway

April 7, 2016

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 […]

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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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