Educational Programs - Maine Harvest for Hunger
The Maine Harvest for Hunger project is an outreach program of the University of Maine Cooperative Extension to provide fresh fruits and vegetables to food insecure individuals and families in Maine.
Most Wanted: Fruit of all types, carrots, cucumbers, tomatoes, peppers, winter squash, onions, and potatoes.
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.
Master Gardeners and all types of farmers all over Maine are invited to participate.
Participating in Maine Harvest for Hunger 2014 is as easy as clicking on the links below:
- Maine Harvest for Hunger: Frequently Asked Questions
- Maine Harvest for Hunger Enrollment Form
- Most Wanted Produce: Vegetable Basics
- MHH List of Participating Cumberland County Food Pantries
- Another way to help Maine’s hungry: What is “gleaning”?
- 2014 Maine Harvest for Hunger Poster
It’s not too late! Every home gardener in Maine can donate extra produce. How about you? Will you consider making a difference. In 2013, over 23,000 pounds of produce was donated in Cumberland County through Maine Harvest for Hunger.
♥Total Pounds donated so far this season: 4,031♥
“Yesterday, over 80% of the produce used in our meal was donated through the harvest for hunger program.”- Don Morrison, Operations Manager of Wayside Food Programs. 7-31-14
Some great videos about Maine Harvest for Hunger: