Hunger in Maine Talk on Wed., March 28

One in six Maine adults is food insecure and for children that number increases to one in five. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) defines food insecurity as a lack of consistent access to enough food for an active, healthy life. Join Ethan Minton, Major Gift Officer at the Good Shepard Food Bank, to learn what the Food Bank and organizations including the Bar Harbor Food Pantry are doing to help food insecure Mainers on Wednesday, March 28 at 7 p.m. at the Jesup Memorial Library.

The Food Bank’s goal is to ensure that all Mainers will have access to the nutritious food they need, when and where they need it by the year 2025. Minton will discuss today’s need—including why so many in our state are still hungry—and how the Food Bank is developing programs that address the underlying causes of food insecurity. He will also discuss how the Food Bank is working to reach their goal.

This talk is co-sponsored by the Bar Harbor Food Pantry as part of the Hancock County Food Drive. Donations of nonperishable food will be collected at the talk. For more information on the talk, contact the Jesup at 207-288-4245 or mrice@jesuplibrary.org.