Maine Hunger Dialogue 2021
Addressing Food Insecurity Amongst College Students
University of Maine – Farmington (Olson Student Center North Dining Commons) and Remote Locations

Hunger Dialogue Mission Statement: Engage Maine college students and campus communities in the fight against hunger by providing a platform that: 1) raises awareness of the issue and 2) provides opportunities for students to actively work to address hunger on their campuses and/or communities in collaborative partnerships with their institutions.

Friday, October 22, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

  • 10:00 AM: Welcome and Introduction, Frank Wertheim, UMaine Extension
  • 10:15 AM: Ending Hunger in Maine by 2030, Senator Craig Hickman
  • 10:45 AM: Food Insecurity and UMaine — Exploring Solutions, Associate Provost Jessica Miller, University of Maine
  • 11:00 AM: Where Do We Go From Here? Perspectives and Reflections of 12 Years Experience of the Black Bear Exchange Food Pantry, Lisa Morin, UMaine Bodwell Center for Service and Volunteerism
  • 11:20 AM: Food Insecurity in Maine Higher Education, Frank Wertheim, UMaine Extension
  • 11:40 AM: 2020 Mini-Grant Recipient Highlights, Students from UMPI, UMaine Orono, USM Food Studies, UMaine Augusta, and UMaine Augusta campus in Bangor
  • 12:30 PM: Lunch, UMaine Farmington participants will receive lunch; remote participants brown bag break
  • 1:10 PM: Food Prep Boot Camp — Anatomy of a Unit Price Label, Nutritious No-Recipe Recipes, and 10 Must-have, Hand-me-down Pieces of Kitchen Equipment! Kathy Savoie, Alex Gayton, Kate McCarty, and Alex Bosse, UMaine Extension
  • 1:55 PM: Perspectives from a Community Food Pantry, Don Morrison Wayside Food Pantry
  • 2:15 PM: Mini-Grants 2021-22, Making a Difference on Your Campus: How to Submit a Successful Mini-Grant Proposal, Sally Slovenski, Maine Campus Compact
  • 2:25 PM: Break Out Rooms for Mini-Grants, participants brainstorm MiniGrant application ideas by campus or topic
  • 2:50 PM: Closing Remarks
  • 3:00 PM: Optional Tour of UMaine Farmington Garden with professor Gretchen Legler

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

Fiscal sponsors: Sodexo and the Maine 4-H Foundation

If you need technical assistance when trying to join the webinar, please contact Michele Lodgek at or 207.949-4057.