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 donated above the ticket price.

This event will include a brief overview of FAM’s work, including Faith Linking in Action, which includes the Transportation for All, Affordable Childcare and Jobs Mentoring Teams; as well as FAM’s Food Access Committee; and outreach to Maine’s Congressional Delegation. A focus will be given to FAM’s recent expansion into building community through raised bed gardens, along with our partnership with Bangor Area Giving Gardens and Maple Street Community Garden.

The Green Gem has generously offered their facility to us free of charge! It is a beautiful place, particularly in June, located at 900 State Street in Bangor. You can learn more about the Green Gem at
This will be a wonderful time to mix fun with a good cause!

RSVP to or 989-5860.

We hope you’ll join us!

* Can’t attend? We hope you’ll consider making a donation to support FAM’s work and to make tickets available for those who are unable to afford a donation. Checks payable to “Food AND Medicine JWJ Education Fund” are tax-deductible, or click here to make a secure online donation. Casual attire, of course!

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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8th Annual Legislative Breakfast Saturday

April 6, 2017

Local legislators have been invited to the Solidarity Center on Saturday April 8, 2017, 8-10 AM, for the 8th Annual Legislative Breakfast, co-sponsored by Food AND Medicine and Eastern Maine Labor Council. A number of current legislative topics will be presented by directly impacted citizens, and the legislators are asked to provide their stance and […]

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RAFFLE to support SNAP Match at Ohio Street Farmers’ Market

March 29, 2017

We’re holding a raffle! Tickets are $5/each and all proceeds directly support our SNAP match program at the Ohio Street Farmers’ Market, providing a 25% discount to SNAP users on fresh, local food such as meat and breads that are not covered by other USDA-sponsored discounts. Raffle tickets available at Food AND Medicine’s office in […]

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Upcoming Events

March 9, 2017

2017 Upcoming events and actions:  4/8 Legislative Breakfast – 8-10 AM at the Solidarity Center, Brewer. Home-cooked, local food breakfast included; $5 suggested donation. Annual partnership with Eastern Maine Labor Council. 4/29 House Party – Hear from community leaders involved in Food AND Medicine’s programs and eat delicious food! This is a fundraising event, details […]

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Please Support Food AND Medicine

December 6, 2016

The 2016 election dramatically showed that there are many deep problems in our communities. Solidarity is now more important than ever! We are conducting an end of year fundraising campaign. Please consider making a contribution! Donate here. For 14 years, FAM has been organizing on numerous issues to create a more livable region in Eastern […]

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Another Successful Solidarity Harvest

December 2, 2016

We want to thank all of the people and organizations involved in this year’s Solidarity Harvest! 1300 locally-sourced meals distributed throughout Maine by unions and other organizations – proving that when we work together, we are all strengthened! Please take a look at the photo album on our Facebook page to see just some of […]

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