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 6:00 PM. Doors will open at 4:30 to preview items.

Solidarity Harvest is a program we wish we didn’t need to continue, but the need is growing each year. In 2015, Solidarity Harvest distributed 1200 Thanksgiving meal baskets to families in hard times in all 16 counties in Maine. Unions and other organizations and businesses donate funds to purchase locally-sourced food for the baskets. Money raised goes right back into the Maine economy, because we purchase as much of the food directly from Maine farms as possible.

We’re gathering items and gift certificates from businesses – see our Facebook event for more details on items. Some key items already received include:

  • Tom Brady autographed photo, from the New England Patriots
  • Koji Uehara autographed baseball, from the Boston Red Sox
  • Jonas Jerebko autographed green basketball, from the Boston Celtics
  • DeMarcus Ware autographed photo, from the Denver Broncos
  • Team stamped football from the Indianapolis Colts
  • Hand-made Native American children’s moccasins

Businesses or services wishing to donate items, those who wish to attend the auction or for more information, please email Melissa@foodandmedicine.org, or call 207-989-5860.

Jonas Jerebko signed basketball from the Boston Celtics Jonas Jerebko from the Boston Celtics IMG_6506 Koji Uehara from The Boston Red Sox Tom Brady signed photo from the New England Patriots Tom Brady from the New England Patriots

Great turnout for the 2016 Election Forum!

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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