From left, Katie Freedman, food programs coordinator at Healthy Acadia; Jennifer Jones, director of the Bar Harbor Food Pantry, and Kendra Rand, board member of the Island Housing Trust, participate in a recent panel on food security. PHOTO COURTESY OF MALIA DEMERS

Podcast features food pantry



BAR HARBOR — Community members and students gathered in Gates Auditorium at College of the Atlantic on June 6 to listen to an episode of a podcast series on hunger in Maine by student Malia Demers. A local panel on food security followed.

For her senior project at the college, Demers created a three-part podcast. In the series, she explored why Mainers can’t get the food they need and then branched out to explore policy and perceptions around hunger. She started her exploration at the Bar Harbor Food Pantry.

Listen to the series at maliademers.wixsite.com/jointhetablepodcast.

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