Hunger in Maine is talk topic

BAR HARBOR — Ethan Minton, major gift officer at the Good Shepherd Food Bank, will talk about what the food bank and organizations including the Bar Harbor Food Pantry are doing to help food insecure Mainers when he speaks at the Jesup Memorial Library on Wednesday, March 28, at 7 p.m.

One in six Maine adults is food insecure, and for children, that number increases to one in five. The U.S. Department of Agriculture defines food insecurity as a lack of consistent access to enough food for an active, healthy life.

The food bank’s goal is to ensure that all Mainers will have access to the nutritious food they need, when and where they need it, by the year 2025. Minton will discuss today’s need — including why so many in our state are still hungry — and how the food bank is developing programs that address the underlying causes of food insecurity. He also will discuss how the food bank is working to reach its goal.

This talk is co-sponsored by the Bar Harbor Food Pantry as part of the Hancock County Food Drive. Donations of nonperishable food will be collected at the talk. Contact the Jesup at 288-4245 or [email protected]

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