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:
“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:
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