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Maine Harvest for Hunger

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

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2014 Master Food Preserver Course Applications available

Do you enjoy the art and science of food preservation? Would you like to develop expertise in food preservation? Consider becoming a Master Food Preserver.

What is a Master Food Preserver?

Master Food Preservers serve to extend Extension’s education programs in food preservation to adults and youth. The Master Food Preserver serves as a volunteer and resource in the community to provide the public with research-based information from the University of Maine Cooperative Extension and USDA.

Complete schedule and APPLICATION FORM are available now.  Application deadline is first Friday in May. Participants are informed of their selection status the 3rd week in May.

If you have questions, please email lois.elwell@maine.edu or call 781-6099 or 1-800-287-1471 (in State)

This program was made possible in part by Whole Foods Market.   

 

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Cooking for Crowds Spring 2014 food safety training

University of Maine Cooperative Extension Educator, Kathy Savoie will provide food safety training to volunteer groups such as churches, PTA, fundraisers, food pantries, Granges and others interested in the latest food safety tips for volunteer quantity cooks.

This workshop meets the Good Shepherd Food-Bank Food Safety training requirements.

“Cooking for Crowds” is a food safety training for volunteer quantity cooks being offered at the University of Maine Cooperative Extension Cumberland County office located at 75 Clearwater Dr., Suite 104, Falmouth, ME on these dates:

March 25,  Tuesday      1PM-5PM

April 2, Wednesday      1PM-5PM

April 17, Thursday        1PM-5PM

Online registration at: http://umaine.edu/food-health/food-safety/cooking-for-crowds/

Cost: $15.00 (scholarships available)

For more information:  Call 207.781.6099

 

Cooking For Crowds, a Food Safety Training for Volunteer Quantity Cooks

University of Maine Cooperative Extension Educator, Kathy Savoie, offers food safety training to occasional volunteer quantity cooks called “Cooking for Crowds”. These workshops meet the Good Shepherd Food-Bank safety training requirements. If you volunteer at local food fund-raising events, you may want to attend. The cost is $15.00 per person. Register online.

In April 2013 separate workshops are offered at UMaine Regional Learning Center, UMaine Extension, 75 Clearwater Dr., Suite 104, Falmouth, ME.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013
1:00 PM — 5:00 PM
Register by April 3

Thursday, April 25, 2013
1:00 PM — 5:00 PM
Register by April 18

For more information e-mail: lois.elwell@maine.edu or call 781.6099 or 1.800.287.1471 (toll free in Maine)

 


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Cooperative Extension in Cumberland County
75 Clearwater Drive, Suite 104
Falmouth, Maine 04105
Phone: 207.781.6099 or 1.800.287.1471 (in Maine)E-mail: extension.cumberland@maine.edu
The University of Maine
Orono, Maine 04469
207.581.1110
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