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 and Washington Counties. 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 not yet scheduled. We are currently developing the virtual training schedule, so please stay tuned!

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 Covid Safe volunteer community outreach will occur weekly from July – October.

To learn more about the Eat Well Volunteers program  please call the Hancock County Extension office at 207.667.8212 or email sue.baez@maine.edu