Leading during a pandemic, remembering Bill Krenicki, and more. Read all about what’s up at the pantry in our newsletter.
Check out our feature in this Maine Life segment. The segment covers Good Shepherd Food Bank’s work through Mainers Feeding Mainers from farm to pantry.
Mark your calendar! The Bar Harbor Town Council will be holding a meeting on affordable housing on September 16th at 6pm. All are welcome, regardless of residency.
We believe that the lack of affordable housing in Hancock County is a major threat to food insecurity. Many of our members shop at the pantry because their rent eats up their paycheck. A viable year-round Hancock County is one with affordable housing for all – Bar Harbor is part of this equation.
We urge you to attend this meeting. Come to show your support, share your story, or simply to learn more about the issue.
Information about the meeting (Mainebiz): https://www.mainebiz.biz/…/bar-harbor-council-affordable-ho…
More on the issue of affordable housing on MDI (Island Housing Trust): https://www.mdislander.com/m…/who-can-afford-to-live-on-mdi…
“That was our buy-in,” says Bahner, who is a vegetable producer.
“Instead of fighting to get our piece of our pie, we’re just making a
We are SO thrilled to hear about Daybreak Grower’s Alliance through their
feature in Maine Women Magazine. Daybreak Grower’s Alliance is a
collaborative community-shared-agriculture program bringing farms
together to make small-scale farming more viable for producer and
consumer alike. And guess what? Christa Bahner of Bahner Farm, one of
the pantry’s community partners, is central to the operation!
Each week, during the growing season the pantry runs its gleaning
program out of farmer’s markets. We love the opportunity to participate
in this community space and engage directly with farmers, however we
also recognize the inefficiency of the farmer’s market model: travel
time and competition for customers between vendors for example.
Therefore, we strongly believe in the development of coops between farms
as an important future for our food system.
Malia Demers, 2018 – Featuring the Bar Harbor Food Pantry
Save the date: Our annual Golf Scramble Tournament is coming up on September 10th. Proceeds benefit the Pantry and Healthy Life Cafe. Sponsorships still available!
Take a listen to our Amazing promotion for our Golf Scramble! And listen for it on air on STAR 97.7!
Hear Jennifer’s interview on STAR 97.7 as she discusses the Pantry, Serendipity, and the upcoming Hancock County Food Drive:
Last year we had another successful Golf Tournament Fundraiser! For the past 3 years we have partnered with UMaine Hockey and Healthy Life Cafe to host a great day of golf at Kebo Valley Golf Course. Hockey players from the University of Maine come and spend the day golfing with residents and tourists here on Mount Desert Island.
Businesses as well as individuals helped us raise funds to end hunger by sponsoring a hole at the golf tournament.
It was a beautiful Maine day to get out golfing and raising money for a good cause.
We raised $10,500 from this single event!
We look forward to a successful event in 2017!