The University of Maine Cooperative Extension’s Maine Harvest for Hunger program is looking for gardeners willing to plant an extra row of fruit and/or vegetables this year to donate to local soup kitchens and food pantries. Produce most needed by the program includes fruit of all types, carrots, cucumbers, tomatoes, peppers, winter squash, onions and potatoes.
The Maine Harvest for Hunger project is an outreach program of the University of Maine Cooperative Extension. The purpose of the Maine Harvest for Hunger project is to provide fresh fruits and vegetables to needy individuals and families in Maine. Master Gardeners all over Maine are recruited to become involved as gardeners and local coordinators. Every home gardener in Maine can plant and donate extra produce and be involved with Maine Harvest for Hunger. How about you?
For more information or to sign up, visit the website umaine.edu/cumberland/programs/maine-harvest-for-hunger or call the UMaine Extension office at (800) 287-1471.