On Saturday March 24, 2018, Food AND Medicine and the Eastern Maine Labor Council will join forces again to present our 9th annual Legislative Breakfast. The breakfast gives local voters a chance to hear area legislators speak on current issues important to working people and their families.

Over the years, our breakfasts have attracted a loyal following of attendees who are among the most engaged voters in Greater Bangor.

The breakfast will be held from 8:00-9:45 a.m. on Saturday, March 24 at the Solidarity Center, 20 Ivers Street (behind St. Theresa’s Catholic Church on South Main Street) in Brewer. The meal will be cooked in-house by volunteers, with food purchased from local farms and small businesses.

We’ll ask the legislators to speak briefly on these four issues:

We’ll also ask them each to speak briefly on any current legislative issue (another of these or any other) of their choice. After that, we’ll open to take questions from the floor.

Candidates are welcome to attend and have breakfast with us; they will be recognized, but will not be asked to speak so that we have enough time to hear from our current legislators and voters. The press has not been invited, so that everyone can feel comfortable to have open discussion. This is not a partisan event – we typically have bi-partisan representation both in the audience and on the panel.

Space is limited and filling up fast! RSVP is necessary to reserve your seat – please call Food AND Medicine at 989-5860, or email your RSVP to Melissa@foodandmedicine.org.

*There is a suggested minimum donation of $5/person to help cover the cost of food.

RSVP while there is still space available.

Annual Meeting, Saturday January 27, 2018

January 23, 2018

Food AND Medicine is holding its Annual Meeting this Saturday, January 27, 2018, from 9 am to 1 pm at the Solidarity Center in Brewer. This is our most important membership meeting of the year, and all members or prospective members are encouraged to attend. We’ll review the successes of 2017 and look ahead at […]

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Intro to Food AND Medicine Meeting

December 6, 2017

Join us December 6, 2017 – 6:00 pm – Introduction to Food AND Medicine meeting. This is an informal gathering with FAM staff and board members to talk about our current, past and future programs. If you’re new to FAM or curious about what else we do, join us. Meeting will be held at the […]

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Sponsor a Meal!

November 8, 2017

Each Solidarity Harvest basket costs us about $45 and includes produce purchased from Maine farms and enough food for 8-10 people. 1300 baskets means we can feed over 10,000 people! Turkeys and stuffing are donated, everything else is purchased through fundraisers. Sponsor one of more meals to help us reach our fundraising goal!

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Concert Pictures and Sponsor A Meal

November 5, 2017

Solidarity Harvest, that’s what last night was about. To Sponsor a Meal, click here.  We want to thank everyone who came to the Brewer Performing Arts Center Saturday night for the Noel Paul Stookey Solidarity Harvest Benefit Concert. Mr. Stookey put on a fabulous show! We listened, we sang along, we laughed, and we applauded […]

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Solidarity Harvest Benefit Concert with Noel Paul Stookey

September 18, 2017

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.  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 1, […]

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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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