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Maine Hunger Dialogue and Climate Action Summit


Join students, faculty, and staff from colleges, community colleges, and high schools across the state for a high-energy, hands-on, life-changing one-day event.  Students will have a forum to learn and discuss how food accessibility and food waste are long-time companions in the hunger equation.   They will learn from subject experts about hunger, waste, and climate change, and have the opportunity to participate in a cooking challenge, pre-conference gleaning, and campus tours.

All registrants will receive a separate email regarding the Tuesday, Sept. 26, pre-conference gleaning event and the cooking challenge.

At the close of the conference, there will be the opportunity for students to learn how to apply for grants for campus projects that address food security/climate change on their campus or in their community.  Grant funding requires attendance at the conference.

When: Wednesday, October 11, 2023
Time: 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: Wells Conference Center at University of Maine in Orono
Register by: October 6, 2022

This conference is free to attend, and all meals are included. Assistance for travel and accommodations are available for students coming from a great distance (more then 2.5 hours). Contact Sally Slovenski at the Maine Campus Compact for more information. Please register by October 6 as space is limited.

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Sponsorships of Mini-Grants or school teams are still available. For more information or to request reasonable accommodation, contact 207.581.8211; lynne.holland@maine.edu.

This is a free event, however, donations are welcome.

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Program Description

University of Maine Cooperative Extension, in collaboration with the Maine Campus Compact, has offered the Maine Hunger Dialogue (MHD) annually since 2014.

Together we focus on Maine College student food insecurity, and through our learning, networking, and Mini-Grant program, supported student-led programs and projects to fight food insecurity back on their campuses or in their communities.

For more information visit The Maine Hunger Dialogue website.

If you are a person with a disability and need accommodation to participate in this program, please call Lynne Holland at 207.581.8211 to discuss your needs. Receiving requests for accommodations at least 10 days before the program provides a reasonable amount of time to meet the request, however all requests will be considered.

In complying with the letter and spirit of applicable laws and pursuing its own goals of diversity, the University of Maine System does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender, gender identity or expression, ethnicity, national origin, citizenship status, familial status, ancestry, age, disability physical or mental, genetic information, or veterans or military status in employment, education, and all other programs and activities. The University provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Director of Equal Opportunity, 5713 Chadbourne Hall, Room 412, University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469-5713, 207.581.1226, TTY 711 (Maine Relay System).

Program Details


Wednesday, October 11, 2023


8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.


Wells Conference Center at University of Maine in Orono

Contact Name

Lynne Holland

Contact Information

207.581.8211 or lynne.holland@maine.edu

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