Consider planting an extra row of fruit and vegetables this year and donating it to local soup kitchens and food pantries through our Maine Harvest for Hunger program.
Most wanted: fruit of all types, carrots, cucumbers, tomatoes, peppers, winter squash, and potatoes.
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.
Help feed Maine’s hungry!
Why Maine Harvest for Hunger is so important:
- 10% of Maine households, representing 141,000 people, are “food insecure” according to the USDA.
- More than 40% of Maine children under the age of 12 show some evidence of hunger.
- 19,325 Maine children are hungry.
- Maine ranks 5th in the nation in prevalence of food insecurity.
For more information or to enroll in the program visit the website at http://umaine.edu/cumberland/programs/maine-harvest-for-hunger/ or contact Colleen Hoyt at 1-800-287-1471.