Cooking Challenge and Gleaning

Soup Happens!

Do you like to cook? Are you passionate about sustainability and ending hunger?

Bowl of soup on a wooden table
Photo credit: Flickr / Matt Harvey

This year the Maine Hunger Dialogue is offering a cooking challenge to students coupled with a community service project. Three teams of 3-4 students will be chosen to create a soup from a bountiful selection of local Maine harvest and the soups will then be rated by a panel of judges., Prizes will be given out to the winning team members. In addition, the soups will be packaged to feed the hungry in the Bangor/Orono area. Use this form to sign your team up by October 6. Participating Teams will be chosen by lottery.

Cooking Challenge Sign-up

Potato-Palooza Gleaning Opportunity

Holding a heart-shaped potato while standing in a field
Photo credit: Kate Garland

As the service project for this year’s Maine Hunger Dialogue, you have the opportunity to participate in a potato harvest at UMaine’s Potato Trial Plots Gather a team or come by yourself ready to get your hands dirty and harvest some potatoes on Tuesday, September 26 from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 noon in Orono. More information will be sent to all who registered that week based on the weather and field conditions.

Sign up so we know to expect you!

Gleaning Sign-up

Maine Hunger Dialogue artwork

If you need a reasonable accommodation, please contact Alex Bosse at 207.712.9666 or by October 6th. If requests are received after this date, we may not have sufficient time to make necessary arrangements.

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