About Us

Begun in 2000, the University of Maine Cooperative Extension’s Maine Harvest for Hunger program is a grassroots effort to encourage gardeners, farmers, businesses, schools, civic groups and others to donate high-quality fruits and vegetables to citizens in need.

Through county-based networks, donated produce is delivered to food pantries, soup kitchens, community meals, and individuals across the state.

Master Gardener Volunteers with fresh produce gleaned from at Spiller Farm in Wells, Maine.
Frank WertheimMaster Gardener Volunteers with fresh produce gleaned from at Spiller Farm in Wells, Maine.

Maine Harvest for Hunger Statewide Yearly Totals Since Inception

Year Pounds
2000 53,138
2001  52,033
2002  56,017
2003  47,465
2004  83,098
2005  99,551
2006  71,931
2007  66,702
2008  89,506
2009 87,319
2010 218,336
2011 290,024
2012 209,137
2013 214,301
2014 240,526
2015 307,761
2016 257,195
2017 214,197
2018 231,752 
Total 2,889,989

 

Thank you to our special partners:

  • Avalon Acres Orchard, St. Albans
  • Black Fox Farm, Montville
  • Bread Box Bakery, Orland
  • Central Maine Beef
  • Common Good Garden, Brunswick
  • Cornerstone Farm, Palmyra
  • Commonwealth Farm, Unity
  • Community Garden, Bangor
  • Cooper Farm, West Paris
  • Crystal Springs Farm, Brunswick
  • Daily Bread, Levant
  • Ever May, Old Town
  • Fair Winds Farm, Topsham
  • Fire Fly Farm, Saint Albans
  • Fisher Farm, Winterport
  • C & G Growers, Sedgwick
  • Goranson Farm, Dresden
  • Gull Crest Community Garden, Cape Elizabeth
  • Harvest Moon Produce, West Paris
  • Heald Farm, Troy
  • IDEXX, Westbrook
  • Island Farm Bakery, Levant
  • Jordan’s Farm, Cape Elizabeth
  • J & C Family Farm, Thorndike
  • Kennebunk Community Garden, Kennebunk
  • Kousky Farm, Corinth
  • Living Land Farm (Allen Family Farm), Winterport
  • Lor Farm, Thorndike
  • Mackie Family Farm, Unity
  • Maine-ly Poultry, Warren
  • Maxwell’s Community Garden, Cape Elizabeth
  • Maxwell’s Farm, Cape Elizabeth
  • Middle Intervale Farm, Bethel
  • Naples Community Garden, Naples
  • Nettie Fox Farm, Newburgh
  • New Beet Farm, Knox
  • Palmer Hill Farm, Thorndike
  • Parker Farm, Newport
  • Peacemeal Farm, Dixmont
  • Pearson’s Town Farm, Standish
  • Pebblestone Farm, Newburgh
  • Phat Farm, Unity
  • Pietree Orchard, Sweden
  • Portland Farmer’s Market
  • Ripley Farm, Dover Foxcroft
  • Roberts Farm, Norway
  • Rocky Ridge Orchard, Bowdoin
  • Rogers Farm, Stillwater
  • Scatter Good Farm, Brunswick
  • Siberia Farm, Hermon
  • Six River Farm, Bowdoinham
  • Smith’s Red Apple Farm, Acton
  • Snakeroot Organic Farm, Pittsfield
  • South Paw Farm, Unity
  • Spiller Farm, Wells
  • Tangled Oak Farm, Monroe
  • Terranian Farm, Troy
  • Vegetables Dance, Bethel
  • Village Green Organic Products, Troy
  • Wayside Food Programs
  • The Wickett Farm, Old Town
  • Wise Acre,s Kenduskeag
  • Whatley Farm, Topsham
  • Whites Farm, Winterport
  • Whiting Farm, Auburn
  • Winterport Winery, Winterport
  • Yarmouth Community Garden, Yarmouth
  • York County Shelter Program, Inc., Alfred
  • Zach’s Farm, York