Food AND Medicine proudly presents legendary singer/songwriter Noel Paul Stookey. Noel, “Paul” of Peter, Paul and Mary, and an independent artist, has generously offered to perform a benefit concert for Solidarity Harvest.

Noel Paul Stookey has recorded over 45 albums, both as part of the legendary trio and as a soloist. Prior to the release of his acclaimed ONE & MANY (and digital mini releases) in 2012, he had released three CDs in 2007 alone: Facets of the Jewel, Promise of Love, and Song for Megumi. In addition to his performance life, Stookey oversees Neworld Multimedia, presenting new artists and creating childrens TV shows and music. The royalties from his classic Wedding Song go to the Public Domain Foundation, where nearly $2 million has been put to work for charitable causes. If Stookey has his way, he hopes to make the world a better place by supporting a dialogue of acceptance and inclusion…perhaps his song Love Rules! says it best: …tryin to be a student of transparency; more of Love and less of me…

He has performed in intimate coffeehouses, at the White House, and in massive stadiums. At the 1963 March on Washington when Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his I Have a Dream speech, Peter, Paul and Mary delivered the compelling If I Had a Hammer and Blowin in the Wind. We could not be more thrilled that Noel has offered his time and talents to support our Solidarity Harvest.

Now in its 15th year, Solidarity Harvest provides locally-sourced Thanksgiving meal baskets to families in hard times all across Maine, organized by Food AND Medicine, and sponsored by the Eastern, Western and Southern Maine Labor Councils.

In 2016, 1300 meal baskets were distributed; each basket containing enough food for 8-10 people. Money raised is used to purchase produce from Maine farms, from potatoes to turnips to cranberries – not a single canned item is included.

The project began to support laid off union workers and their families, and still focuses largely on unions, as unions distribute a good number of the baskets. The project has expanded to include other service and recovery organizations and their constituents, such as Penquis, Eastern Area Agency on Aging, Discovery House, CPPC and more. The unions and organizations themselves identify recipients and distribute the baskets as an act of Solidarity, not charity.

November 4, 2017 at 7 pm

Brewer Performing Arts Center, 92 Pendleton Street, Brewer

Call 800-838-3006 ext 1 for tickets or http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3086090

Tickets are $25 for standard seats; premier seating (center section) with meet & greet reception after the concert for $50 or front row with meet & greet for $100. 

 

14th Annual Labor Day Celebration and Open House

August 28, 2017

Our 14th Annual Labor Day Celebration and Open House is Monday, September 4th from 4:30 to 7 (or so) pm for an Open House at the Solidarity Center in Brewer – we’ll provide the live music, local burgers and hot dogs, and lots of pot luck sides and desserts. Check out the hall’s improved landscaping and new raised […]

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Annual Solidarity Harvest Auction Scheduled for August 12

July 5, 2017

ATTENTION LOCAL BUSINESSES! Food AND Medicine (FAM) has organized Solidarity Harvest annually since 2003, providing locally-sourced Thanksgiving meal baskets to people in hard times throughout Maine. Each basket has enough food to feed 8-10 people! The program has grown each year as food insecurity increases; from 130 in 2003 to 1300 in 2016. This year, […]

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Weekly Congressional Office Visits WORK!

June 20, 2017

We’ve been organizing weekly visits to our Congressional delegation’s Bangor offices since January. A group of between 5-20 constituents meet on Tuesday mornings at 11:45 outside the Margaret Chase Smith federal building on Harlow Street to coordinate messaging. Check our Facebook page each Monday for information about topics and any changes to timing. We have […]

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Earth Day Festival, take 2

June 7, 2017

Earth Day is April 20th, but this year it rained. We rescheduled our annual Earth Day event to Saturday, June 10th and it looks like the weather will cooperate! Join us for fun for the whole family this Saturday, from 11am to 1pm at Pickering Square in Bangor. The event highlights the Community Connector, Bangor’s […]

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We’re having a HOUSE PARTY!

May 26, 2017

Food AND Medicine will hold a house party fundraiser, from 5:30 to 7:30 pm, at the luxurious Green Gem Holistic Healing Oasis. Hors d’oeuvres and beverages will be served. We want to take this opportunity to thank old friends and to make new ones! Tickets: $25* per person. Thanks to our Host Committee who generously […]

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Honoring our First Volunteer Superstar

May 2, 2017

We proudly honor Larry Lussier as our first Volunteer Superstar! Larry has been a Member and Volunteer with us since 2013. He helps us with handy work at the Solidarity Center, cooks for events, and volunteers for Solidarity Harvest. Larry cooked the delicious food served at our Legislative Breakfast in April. THANK YOU LARRY for everything […]

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Earth Day is Rained Out!

April 21, 2017

The Earth Day Festival scheduled for Saturday 4/22 has been POSTPONED due to weather! New date is June 10, same place and time: Noon to 2 pm at Pickering Square. We apologize for any inconvenience, but Mother Nature is beyond our control! FMI call Martin Chartrand at 207-989-5850.

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Recap of Meeting with Senator Collins

April 18, 2017

After months of organizing polite, persistent meetings at her Bangor office, Food AND Medicine (FAM) was granted a rare meeting with Senator Susan Collins in Bangor on Wednesday, April 12. This was a brief, closed meeting, limited to eight people. We made the difficult choice of seven people (plus one of FAM’s Organizers), each prepared […]

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This week’s updates:

April 14, 2017

Five things to know about FAM for the week ending April 15, 2017: After months of organizing polite persistent meetings at her Bangor office, we were granted a rare meeting with Senator Susan Collins in Bangor on Wednesday. This was a brief, closed meeting limited to 8 people. We made the difficult choice of seven […]

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