Opening Doors: Community Fridges

U.S. Food Insecurity and Federal Efforts Food insecurity is an issue that I’ve been passionate about long before I joined the Food Rescue MAINE intern team this past fall. In middle school, a local backpack program that provided kids with meals and snacks over the weekend opened my eyes to how widespread food instability and […]

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Food Waste is a Social Justice Issue

I was one of the countless Mainers facing food insecurity, feeling guilty for the hunger in my stomach because I knew my cabinets were running bare and I couldn’t afford to replenish them without asking for help.  Food. Full bellies. Balanced, healthy meals to nourish your body and mind. Midnight snacks. Food is something many […]

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Lessons from my Time with AmeriCorps: How Maine Can Learn From Wyoming

My experience at Feeding Laramie Valley: While serving with AmeriCorps NCCC (National Civilian Community Corps) I spent some time in Laramie, Wyoming, working with a 501c3 nonprofit organization called Feeding Laramie Valley (FLV). The aim of this organization was to address food insecurity issues and to support a sustainable and just food system in Albany […]

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Food Waste Basics…What Is Anaerobic Digestion?

While I was very excited to work to end food waste in Maine with my internship with the Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions, I found the many food waste terms to be overwhelming. But with a few Google searches, I was able to put together the basics.  If you also find food waste terminology to […]

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STOP Wasting Holiday Food: Make your Leftovers Work for You

With the holiday season upon us, holiday foods are a key part of many family celebrations. After seeing how many of these holiday foods end up as leftovers at my house, I wanted to share some tips and recipes to ensure that your holiday favorites do not end up as food waste. Luckily, preventing food […]

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The TRUTH About Hunger in Maine and What YOU Can Do to Stop It.

Why is Food Being Thrown Away While People Go Hungry? My entire life, I always have hated throwing out food. When I was growing up, my mother would tell me to finish what was on my plate because there are starving people in this world. I was one of the lucky children that always had […]

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Food Recycling Made Easy!

As a resident of Winslow, my town’s free food recycling bins are located at 136 Halifax St. in Winslow, and I participate in one of the Mitchell Center’s town food recycling pilots! I’m here to show you how easy it is to recycle your food by walking you through my own food recycling routine.    […]

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Try Meal Prepping To Stop Wasting Food – Save Money And Time, Too!

Since meal prepping is easily my favorite form of food waste prevention, I wanted to bring you inside my own kitchen to demonstrate how it’s done! But what is meal prepping and why is it so effective? Meal prepping is simply cooking your favorite weekly meals but with a plan – for shopping, cooking, and […]

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