Maine Hunger Dialogue

Maine Hunger Dialogue artworkMaine Hunger Dialogue and Climate Action Summit
Safeguarding Food Systems from a Warming Planet

Friday, October 21, 2022 from 9:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 22, 2022 from 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
at the University of Maine at Augusta

Free!

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University of Maine Cooperative Extension, in collaboration with the Maine Campus Compact, and with generous sponsorship by Sodexo, has offered the Maine Hunger Dialogue (MHD) annually since 2014. In 2022, this conference will become the Maine Hunger Dialogue and Climate Action Summit with a focus on the intersection of food security and climate change.

Students across the state (colleges and upper high school) are invited to participate in this conference featuring speakers, breakout sessions, and the option to apply for a grant around the topics of Hunger and Climate Change. At the conference,  they will:

  • Discuss the intersection between food systems and climate change.
  • Learn from experts about hunger and climate change.
  • Apply for grants to support projects that address food security on campus or in their community.
  • Participate in a hunger-related service project

Students can attend as individuals but team participation with a faculty mentor is encouraged.  Teams will have the opportunity to participate in a cooking challenge and also get guidance on crafting a grant-funded project for their campus or school.

Last Year, Maine Hunger Dialogue 2021:

The University of Maine at Farmington hosted the 2021 Maine Hunger Dialogue on Friday, October 22, 2021.

Nearly one hundred students, faculty, and staff from colleges across Maine came together in person and virtually in 2021 to:

  • Hear Maine Senator Craig Hickman, a champion of accessible food for Maine
  • Gain perspectives from operators of community and college food pantries
  • Learn the results of a food insecurity survey in Maine higher education
  • Apply for $500 Food Insecurity Grants to implement on your campus
  • Seven mini-grants were funded from the 2021 conference and participants will share results in 2022 at the next conference

For more information or to request a reasonable accommodation, contact Lynne Holland, 207.581.8200 or lynne.holland@maine.edu.


Co-sponsoring institutions: University of Maine Cooperative Extension, University of Maine at Augusta and Maine Campus Compact.

Fiscal sponsors: Sodexo and the Maine 4-H Foundation


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