Imagine a program that buys fresh produce directly from Maine farmers and gives it to hungry Mainers in need. The program strengthens rural economies, helps keep Mainers healthy, and helps Maine students do better in school. In reality, this program already exists and it's managed by Good Shepherd Food Bank. In this episode, the organization's president, shares the story of what Good Shepherd is doing to tackle the overwhelming, heartbreaking, and growing problem of hunger in Maine with programs like "Mainers Feeding Mainers," mobile food fans, and "Cooking Matters" classes.
To learn more about Good Shepherd Food Bank, visit www.gsfb.org or find them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/feedingmaine or on Twitter @feedingmaine
This episode is sponsored by The Maine Science Festival, coming to Bangor in March. Visit www.mainesciencefestival.org for more information!