About Us

Our Mission:

To provide stakeholder-driven, sustainable “triple bottom line” solutions to end food waste and loss in Maine.

Our Sponsors: 

Faculty Advisors:

  • Susanne Lee

    Program Lead

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  • Travis Blackmer

    Economics, University of Maine

  • Jason Bolton

    Food Science and Innovation, University of Maine

  • Ivan Fernandez

    Climate Science, University of Maine

  • Jesse Minor

    Geography & Environmental Planning, University of Maine at Farmington

  • Mark Pires

    Geography and Sustainability, University of Maine Farmington

Student Interns:

AY 2022-2023 Interns

  • Tamra Benson

    Biology Major, University of Maine, Class of '23

  • Kate Flynn

    Political Science & Legal Studies Major, University of Maine, Class of '24

  • Andrew MacMaster

    Marketing and Finance Double Major, University of Maine, Class of '23

  • Hannah Mathieu

    English and Environmental Science Double Major, UMaine, Class of '23

  • Eddie Nachamie

    Ecology and Environmental Sciences Major, University of Maine, Class of '26

  • Halle Rogers

    Sociology and Economics Double Major, University of Maine, Class of '23

Summer 2022 Interns

  • Hannah Mathieu

AY 2021-2022 Interns

  • Ryan Fitzmaurice
  • Ariana Walker
  • Hannah Crayton
  • Kalina Kinyon
  • Hannah Mathieu
  • William Dunham
  • Melissa Veitch 
  • Ellie Hunt

Summer 2021 Interns

  • Priyanshu Bhatta
  • Olivia Bucknam
  • Kalina Kinyon
  • Hannah Mathieu
  • Simon Murphy
  • Gabrielle Sands
  • Elyse St. Pierre
  • Melissa Veitch


Spring 2021 Interns

  • Zachary Gagne
  • Hannah Crayton
  • Riya Mokashi
  • Samuel Shively
  • Asher Close


AY 2020 – 2021 Interns

  • Dominique DiSpirito


Summer 2020 Interns 

  • Sara Gundermann
  • Emalia Eichelberger


AY 2019 -2020 Interns

  • Katie Tims
  • Stephanie Ayotte
  • Peter O’Brien

Our Stakeholders:


Allagash Brewing Co.

Androscoggin Valley Council of Governments

Augusta Food Bank

Bates College

Bowdoin College

Casella Organics

Catholic Charities Maine

Center for EcoTechnology

Central Maine Gleaners Group

City of Portland

City of Waterville

Congresswoman District 1  Chellie Pingree

Cultivating Community

Cumberland County Food Security Council


Garbage to Garden Compost Service

Good Shepherd Food Bank of Maine

Healthy Acadia

Healthy Communities of the Capital Area/Maine Farm to Institution

Hospitality Maine

Jackson Regenerative Farm

Jordan Farm, Cape Elizabeth

Kennebec Valley Community College

Kennebec Valley Council of Governments

Lewiston Public Schools

Luke’s Lobster Restaurant Group

Maine Brewer’s Guild

Maine Community College System

Maine Course Hospitality Group

Maine Dept. of Corrections

Maine Dept. of Environmental Protection

Maine Farmers for Food Equity

Maine Farmland Trust

Maine Feeding Partners (MEMA)

Maine Food Convergence

Maine Grocers and Food Producers Association

Maine Health

Maine Municipal Association

Maine Network of Community Food Councils

Maine Organic Farmers & Gardeners Association

Maine Potato Board

Maine Science Festival

Maine General Health


Massabesic Middle School

Merrymeeting Food Council

Mid Coast Hunger Prevention Program

Native Maine Distributor

Natural Resources Council of Maine

Northern Light Health

Penobscot McCrumb LLC

Pineland Dairy

Pineland Farms – Produce Division

Pleasant River Farm, Bethel

Portland Council of Governments

Portland Pie

Portland Public Library

Portland Public Schools

Preble Street Soup Kitchen Food Hub

Readfield Public Library

Scrap Dogs Composting

Skowhegan Public Works 

SNAP Educators


Southern Maine Planning & Development 

State Representative Craig Hickman


Thomas College

Town of Readfield

Town of Winslow

UMaine Dining

UMaine at Farmington

UMaine Office of Sustainability

UMaine Cooperative Ext.

University of Maine System

University of Southern Maine

University of New England

Waterville Public Library

Wayside Food Programs

We Compost It!

Wild Oat Café & Bakery, Brunswick

Winslow Elementary

Winslow Public Library