Health Talk with the Bar Harbor Food Pantry and MDI Hospital on Wed., March 6

Often people on a limited budget are left with few healthy food choices and because of this face greater health risks. Join Jenny Jones, Executive Director of the Bar Harbor Food Pantry, and Mary Parham, Community Health Educator at the MDI Hospital, at the Jesup Memorial Library on Wednesday, March 6 at 7 p.m. as they talk about the challenges facing individuals on MDI and what can be done to fix these problems in both the short and long term.

Together will talk about healthy eating and food insecurity as well as share some tips and tricks people can use to eat healthier food on a budget. Parham will also discuss some of the food and healthy eating programs she offers to members of the community. Jones will speak about food insecurity in the community and will talk about what the pantry is doing to create access to healthier food and eliminate barriers that people in the MDI community face when trying to access this food.

This talk is happening during the Hancock County Food Drive which is a month-long food collection and fundraising project that happens annually in March and directly supports 17 food pantries, free community meals, and school backpack programs across the county. The food drive was started in 2012 to address the high rate of food insecurity the community faces during later winter and early spring. Members of the Hancock County Food Security Network work together throughout the month of March to raise funds and collect food.

For information on the talk contact the Jesup at 207-288-4245 or mrice@jesuplibrary.org.