The future of food at the UMaine system will be decided in the next few months. You are invited to a community forum about our food future on November 18!
Right now, the University of Maine System is in the process of deciding which bidder will get the next multi-million dollar foodservice contract. This decision is huge — it has the potential to support a food system based on Real Food, fair labor, tracking and transparency, and respect for Maine producers! The UMaine System has already made a clear commitment to local foods, and now we are asking the community to come out and ask about what additional commitments the bidders and the UMaine System will make.
Do you want to encourage the UMaine System and its bidders to commit to strengthening our food system? Then join us on November 18 to hear directly from bidders, learn about what’s at stake, and ask questions!
We are thrilled to announce that Craig Hickman, Chair of the Board of Agriculture, Representative, and farmer, will be moderating the forum.
Maine Farmland Trust, Gulf of Maine Research Institute, Slow Money Maine Steering Committee, CEI, Conservation Law Foundation, the Sustainable Food Systems Research Collaborative at the UMaine Honors College, and the Senator George J. Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions are all co-sponsoring, and additional co-sponsors are still signing on!
Will you join students, producers, faculty, staff, and the broader community at the forum on November 18th?
Community Forum on the Future of Food at the UMaine System
Senator George J. Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions
University of Maine
5710 Norman Smith Hall, Orono, ME 04469
5:30pm – 8:00pm on Wednesday, November 18th