Mainers Feeding Mainers

June 1, 2014

Our own Heather Retberg (and good friend the Honorable Craig Hickman) was at Husson University this past Thursday on a panel about food security.   The BDN had an article about the panel.  Here is the opening paragraph and a link:

BANGOR, Maine — Food, what is grown in Maine and how to get it into the mouths of hungry people, was the topic of the day at a Thursday morning panel discussion convened by Bangor City Councilor Ben Sprague. The answer — support Maine’s farmers.”

And part of the article was a nice little video from Good Shepard Foodbank.  Watch it!

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Goat Milk is not a Crime!

August 30, 2013

Please come out and show your support for young mother Alorah and her
baby Carson. Faced with a threat from DHHS that Carson could be taken
away because the family fed him a homemade goat’s milk formula from
their own goats, this family has reached out to the broader community
for support.

Help us encircle them, support them and rally around them at 11:00 am September  5th in Cascade Park, State Street, Bangor.

From the Local Food and Community Self-Governance Ordinance which aims
to protect citizens from just this sort of agency overreach:

“Section 5.2. Right to Access and Produce Food. Name of Town citizens
possess the right to produce, process, sell, purchase, and consume
local foods of their choosing.

Section 5.3. Right to Self-Governance. All citizens of Name of Town
possess the right to a form of governance which recognizes that all
power is inherent in the people, that all free governments are founded
on the people?s authority and consent.

Section 5.4. Right to Enforce. Name of Town citizens possess the right
to adopt measures which prevent the violation of the rights enumerated
in this Ordinance.”

Standing together protects us all! Hope to see you next Thursday in Bangor!

Blessings on your day!


“Fast for Fair Food” – Supporting Coalition of Immokalee Workers

March 5, 2012

Today is day one of the “Fast for Fair Food” in support of Coalition of Immokalee Workers 150 participants, who include Food For Maine’s Future Executive Director, Bob St. Peter, are fasting in front of Publix’s Headquarters in Lakeland, FL. Fasters will have “daily medical check-ups, music, presentations, and standing in witness to the daily struggle for survival of their fellow farmworkers in the fields of Florida.” Support is coming in from all over the world. Many are holding their own fast where they live in solidarity for the workers.

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