13th Annual Solidarity Harvest

November 24, 2015

IMG_4051As 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 check out pictures from volunteers and friends by searching #solidarityharvest. Donations are always needed; click here to donate to Solidarity Harvest. We are already looking forward to next year, and we hope to go bigger and better!


Check out some of the great media coverage for this year’s Solidarity Harvest:

WLBZ2 / WCSH6, November 17, 2015

WABI TV5, November 21, 2015

Portland Press Herald, November 23, 2015

WCSH6 / WLBZ2, November 23, 2015



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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We are seeking a Community Organizer!

September 10, 2015

Food AND Medicine (FAM) is currently hiring for a new Community Organizer to join our staff team. This full-time, salaried position focuses on building collective action for FAM’s programs related to economic justice issues, and coordinating development and fundraising activities for the organization.See full job posting here. Please share this opening with anyone you feel would […]

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Share strategies with front line organizer from India

August 6, 2015

SAVE THE DATE: Monday, August 17, 3:30pm “Solidarity for Building a Life-Enhancing Society” An international community organizing skill share and solidarity visit with William Stanley of WIDA in Koraput, India At the Solidarity Center, 20 Ivers St., Brewer. Sponsored by ​Food AND Medicine, Peace & Justice Center of Eastern Maine and Power In Community Alliances […]

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Food AND Medicine is Hiring

June 15, 2015

Food AND Medicine is looking for two new people to join our staff team! We are currently hiring for two Americorps positions: Economic Opportunities Organizer: This position focuses on supporting the leadership and voice of people experiencing food insecurity through our Community Supported Farmers’ Market program and Food Access Committee. See full job posting here. […]

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Sign Up for a Happytown Farm Share

April 10, 2015

Are you looking for healthy, local, farm-fresh food this season? Simplify your summer and join FAM’s Union-Supported Agriculture (USA) program by purchasing a share!   USA is a relationship of mutual support and commitment between local farmers and members who share in the risk and bounty of sustainable agriculture. Happy Town Farm supplies vegetables and cut […]

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CSA Fair 2015

February 16, 2015

Come to the 2015 CSA Fair!  

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25% SNAP Match at the Winter Farmers Market!

December 9, 2014

FAM is offering our 25% SNAP/EBT Match again this winter season at the Winter Farmers Market downtown at the Sea Dog! Join us to visit your favorite farmers in the cozy & warm banquet space at the Sea Dog on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of each month from 11-1, all the way to April! […]

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Be part of Solidarity Harvest this year!

November 13, 2014

It’s that time of year again! Since 2003, Food AND Medicine’s Solidarity Harvest project has provided locally sourced meals to Maine families in hard times.  This year has seen a loss of over 1,200 jobs since February in the Penobscot River Valley region, and families are more than ever having to make the difficult choice […]

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