Food Insecurity and Wages Forum Summary

October 19, 2016

This morning, we held a panel discussion on Food Insecurity and Minimum Wage at the Bangor Public Library. The panel shared stories of the effects of food insecurity, hunger, SNAP (food stamps), minimum wage. Here are some highlights: Chris Hastedt, Public Policy Director at Maine Equal Justice Partners: From 2011 to 2016, Maine has had […]

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Food Insecurity and Wages Panel Discussion

October 18, 2016

We’re co-sponsoring a panel discussion on Food Insecurity and Minimum Wage, Wednesday 10/19/16 at the Bangor Public Library from 9:30 – 11 AM. There will be a number of speakers, followed by a Question and Answer session. Scheduled to speak: Jack McKay, Director of Food AND Medicine and President of the Eastern Maine Labor Council […]

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October 2016 Events

October 7, 2016

We’ve got some exciting events planned for October: Ride the Bus! Month Proclamation Acceptance Wednesday, October 12, 7:30-8:00 PM, in the City Council Chambers, Bangor City Hall, 73 Harlow St Our Transportation for All (TFA) team is asking for support to join them to accept a Proclamation from the Bangor City Council declaring November “Ride […]

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Great turnout for our 13th annual Labor Day Celebration!

September 9, 2016

Over 150 people turned out for our 13th annual Labor Day Celebration on Monday 9/5/16, co-sponsored by the Eastern Maine Labor Council. We had perfect weather, great food and terrific live music. But more importantly, we had a lot of working people show their solidarity. Several local legislators and candidates were in attendance, as well […]

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13th Annual Labor Day Celebration

August 19, 2016

Eastern Maine Labor Council and Food AND Medicine are hosting their 13th annual Labor Day celebration of the working people of Eastern Maine, Monday, September 5th here at the Solidarity Center in Brewer. Join us for live music, local food and family fun. Suggested donation of $5 per person and kids under 12 are free. Proceeds […]

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Item List for 2016 Solidarity Harvest Benefit Auction

August 10, 2016

Saturday, August 13 – doors open at 4 PM, auction begins at 5 PM. Items are still coming in! List subject to change. Please RSVP to attend the auction – call 207-989-5860 or email Melissa@foodandmedicine.org. Something for everyone! ***Just added on Friday: a generous donor has offered to transfer ownership of a one week timeshare […]

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Solidarity Harvest Fundraising Auction to be held Saturday, August 13, 2016.

July 19, 2016

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 5:00 PM. Doors will open at 4:00 to preview items. Solidarity Harvest is a program we wish we didn’t need to continue, but the need is growing […]

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Great turnout for the 2016 Election Forum!

June 8, 2016

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

June 3, 2016

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

May 20, 2016

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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