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Your Garden Could Make a Difference–Participate in Maine Harvest for Hunger 2013!

Would you consider planting an extra row of fruit and vegetables this year and donating it
to local soup kitchens and food pantries through our annual Maine Harvest for Hunger program?

The Maine Harvest for Hunger program is open to all interested gardeners and
is coordinated through University of Maine Cooperative Extension Master Gardener Volunteer program.

Most wanted: Fruit of all types, carrots, cucumbers,  peppers, potatoes. tomatoes, and winter squash.

Your garden could make a difference.

Colorful vegetables from the garden

Did you know?

14.7% of Maine households (approximately 200,000 individuals) are “food insecure”.

Maine ranks first in New England in terms of child food insecurity.

Maine ranks 2nd in New England and 18th in the nation in terms of food insecurity.

Help feed Maine’s hungry!

For more information or to enroll in the program, click here. Or, contact Amy Witt at amy.witt@maine.edu

 

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