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Created in partnership with Good Shepherd Food Bank in 2015, Feeding Maine documents some of the many people working for food security in our communities.
When you see the phrase “food insecurity,” you might picture scenes from distant places hit by the global food crisis: barren fields marked by drought, families fleeing wars, or people waiting in long ration lines. You might not picture Maine. Yet more than 200,000 Mainers are food insecure. The term encompasses hunger and scarcity, as well as a lack of access to food that’s fresh and healthy. Meeting this need for good food is where Maine’s farmers, workers, and volunteers come in. We are fortunate to have at hand everything required to feed our state: rich farmland, skilled farmers, and people invested in forging ties between farms and low-income Mainers. In making fresh ingredients accessible to those who need them most, the projects featured here are also forging new opportunities for Maine farms—by opening up markets, diverting waste through farm donations and gleaning, and creating new customers who seek fresh, local food. This photo series is a collaboration between Maine Farmland Trust and Good Shepherd Food Bank. It seeks to document some of the many people working for change in our communities across the state, with the hope that these efforts will continue to grow into a resilient food system that serves all Mainers.
Portraits of people who have helped revive farming in Maine, and who remain committed to growing a vibrant future for farming.