About Us

Food AND Medicine is a grassroots, member-based, regional non-profit organization located in Brewer, Maine. We organize working class and low-income people to address the root causes of poverty. Food AND Medicine’s work is based on the moral value that people should not have to choose between food, medicine and other basic necessities. We believe that by working together with unions, farmers, community groups, small businesses, and faith-based organizations, we will create solutions and positive change.

Food AND Medicine receives no federal or state government funding; we rely on individual donations from members and supporters, unions and other organizations, as well as grants from private foundations. We currently have two full-time staff and three part-time staff, along with hundreds of volunteers who really step up when we need them. Our Board of Directors not only oversees the organization’s operations, all 15 members are very active in our programs and events.

We are affiliated* with national organizations Jobs with Justice and Interfaith Worker Justice.

Contact information:

Phone: (207) 989-5860
Email: FAM@foodandmedicine.org
Address: 20 Ivers Street, Brewer, ME 04412

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*Note on our affiliations: Jobs with Justice and Interfaith Worker Justice are, by their nature, networks of diverse coalitions, made up of many groups that share support of workers’ rights, but do not share each others’ positions on all issues. Food AND Medicine does not endorse the positions or actions of the national networks or those of its other affiliations without explicitly deciding to do so.