from the Food and Medicine email blast
Solidarity Harvest is almost here. There are several ways that you can be part of this amazing program:
- Loan us a clean, enclosed trailer to protect produce and meal boxes from the weather. Basket assembly has moved outside due to the pandemic, and it’s November in Maine… We’ve got one awesome trailer lined up and need 2-3 more. They will be safely parked in our parking lot in Brewer from 11/12 to 11/23. Reply to this email if you or someone you know is able to help.
- There are still volunteer shifts available. Use this link to sign up for a shift or two, if you haven’t already. Note that we have Covid safety protocols in place, and we are limiting numbers of people at the hall at one time. Shifts are filling up, particularly on weekends.
- Sponsor a Meal or two! Note that we had to increase the cost of sponsoring to $45 to cover our cost, and this donation goes entirely to the meal boxes, not to FAM’s staff costs. If $45 is too much, know that any amount you’re able to chip in is valuable! You can also mail a check payable to Food AND Medicine or bring cash to the Hall. (20 Ivers Street, Brewer)
- NEW this year – for those who haven’t yet joined as a FAM Member or renewed their 2021 membership, add $6 to your Sponsor a Meal donation to be a 2021 FAM member. That odd number will indicate that you support FAM’s work and want to be a member. ($51 is now an option on the Sponsor a Meal donation form, or use the Other Amount option)
Be a part of the amazing Solidarity that happens this time of year, for the last 19 years! Solidarity Harvest brings together unions, farmers, faith groups, recovery groups, nonprofits, volunteers of all ages and abilities – all standing together. It only happens because of all of you, we just connect all the parts.
Food AND Medicine StaffFormed in 2002, Food AND Medicine (FAM) is a grassroots nonprofit organization that organizes, educates and empowers low-income and working people in Eastern Maine to address the root causes of poverty. Our work and name is based on the belief that nobody should have to choose between food, medicine and other basic necessities.