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Fight hunger in your community!

July 17, 2018

One in seven Mainers in food insecure. Here are ways to fight hunger in your community!

Volunteer

At your local food pantry. See this list of Cumberland County Food Pantries or visit 211.org for pantry information.

At your local Summer Meals Site. To find a list of sites near you visit: fns.usda.gov/summerfoodrocks

Conduct Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) outreach at your local food pantry or community organization. Contact Maine Hunger Initiative (MHI) to learn more about becoming a SNAP volunteer.

Advocate

Have you experienced hunger or food insecurity firsthand? Contact MHI to find anti-hunger advocacy opportunities including testifying for legislation, focus groups, educational opportunities, and more!

Call Legislators

SNAP is funded through the Farm Bill, which is up for reauthorization this year! Call your representatives today and tell them “SNAP is a lifeline for hungry Mainers.”

  • Bruce Poliquin – Bangor: 207-942-0583
  • Chellie Pingree – Portland: 207-774-5019
  • Susan Collins – Augusta: 207-622-8414
  • Angus King – Augusta: 207-622-8292

For more information on how SNAP keeps food on the table for hungry families visit frac.org.