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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14th Annual Solidarity Harvest

November 9, 2016

Thanksgiving is right around the corner, which means Solidarity Harvest is here again! We have increased our meal basket target this year from the 1,200 we did last year, to 1,300 – the sad reality is that the need is so great that we had to stop at what our capabilities are. Solidarity is a […]

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Join us for Ride the Bus! Month Launch Celebration

October 27, 2016

Community Groups, City Leaders to hold Halloween Celebration launching 2nd Annual Ride the Bus! Month October 31st event first in series to celebrate Community Connector during November 2016  Bangor, ME– Riders of the Community Connector bus system, members of the group Transportation for All, and local elected officials will gather from 3-5pm on Halloween at […]

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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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