Eat Well Resources

What is the Eat Well Volunteers Program?

Eat Well Volunteers Share a Love of Cooking with Others

Do you love to cook and talk about food? Do you enjoy volunteering and making a difference in your community? The University of Maine Cooperative Extension is seeking volunteers for its Eat Well Volunteers Program in Hancock County. You will be trained to teach food pantry patrons about healthy food preparation, food safety, and basic food preservation, with an emphasis on fresh vegetables and fruits.  

The next EWV training sessions are scheduled to begin Tuesday May 9 from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm, and will meet weekly until June 6. The training has a $70 fee, which covers training materials, your Servsafe food handler certification, and food costs. 

After completing the training, you will conduct lessons on a weekly-monthly basis with patrons of a local food pantry.  UMaine Extension will provide the lesson plans and teaching materials you will use at the community sites. Your required 30 hours of volunteer community outreach will occur from July – November.

To learn more about the Eat Well Volunteers program please call the Hancock County Extension office at 207.667.8212 or email

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