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Maine Harvest for Hunger Receives $45,000 from Betterment Fund

University of Maine Cooperative Extension’s Maine Harvest for Hunger has been awarded a two-year, $45,000 grant from The Betterment Fund. Harvest for Hunger is a statewide initiative that collects donations of fresh produce from home gardeners, farmers, businesses, civic organizations and schools in the state to feed Maine people in need. Since 2000, hundreds of volunteers have donated more than 600 tons of fresh produce to feed hungry Mainers. A portion of the grant funding will support creation of a new program, Eat Well Volunteers, focused on providing cooking demonstrations and recipe sampling at food pantries in an effort to promote UMaine Extension’s Eat Well Nutrition Education Program.

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