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Horticulture - Maine Harvest for Hunger

The Maine Harvest for Hunger project is an outreach program of the  University of Maine Cooperative Extension to provide  fresh fruits and vegetables to food insecure individuals and families in  Maine. 

2017 MHH statistics image showing the same statics in an infographic.

Why Maine Harvest for Hunger is so Important: 15.8% of Maine households, representing more than 209,000 individuals, are “food insecure.” Maine ranks 9th in the nation and 1st in New England in terms of food insecurity. 24%, or nearly 1 in every 4 children, are food insecure.

Most Wanted: Fruit of all types, carrots,  cucumbers, tomatoes, peppers,  winter squash, onions, and potatoes.

Master Gardeners and all types of farmers all over Maine are invited to  participate.

Participating in Maine Harvest for Hunger is as easy as clicking on the links below:

Will you consider making a difference? In 2016, over 41,000 pounds of produce was donated in Cumberland County through Maine Harvest for Hunger. 

♥ Total number of pounds donated in 2017 so far = 47,990♥

To report your donation, click here!

Donated produce being put to use: Volunteers shell peas; fish fillets being prepared in the kitchen. Photos courtesy of Wayside Food Programs.

“Yesterday, over 80% of the produce used in our meal was donated through the harvest for hunger program.” — Don Morrison, Operations Manager of Wayside Food Programs. 

2014 Maine Harvest for Hunger Program Summary (Word)

Some great videos about Maine Harvest for Hunger:

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