WE NEED YOUR HELP!
Consider planting an extra row of vegetables and fruit this year
and donating it to local soup kitchens and food pantries
through the University of Maine Cooperative Extension’s
Maine Harvest for Hunger program.
The Maine Harvest for Hunger program is open to all gardeners and is coordinated through the UMaine Extension Master Gardener Volunteer program. Our goal is to get every home gardener to grow an extra row of vegetables or fruits and donate their surplus to a local food pantry or soup kitchen. If every gardener contributes, a significant impact can be made on reducing hunger.
Why Maine Harvest for Hunger is so important:
- 14.9% of Maine households, representing approximately 200,000 individuals, are food insecure.
-Maine ranks 18th in the nation and 1st in New England in terms of food insecurity,
-24%, or nearly 1 in every 4 children, are food insecure.
For more information and to enroll in the program visit: maine-harvest-for-hunger