12 Maine Nonprofit Food Programs Receive Grant Money

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 3 months ago

12 nonprofit food programs throughout the state are getting part of $100,000 through the Maine Local Foods grant program.

Money goes toward community and teaching gardens, and cooking equipment, among other things.

The grant recipients are as follows:

 Cultivating Community, Portland, Garden construction and scholarship, $15,000

 FARMS (Focus on Agriculture in Rural ME Schools), Damariscotta, Cooking equipment for
teaching, $10,600

 Food AND Medicine, Brewer, Farmers’ market expansion, $14,600

 Kennebec Restorative Community Harvest Program, Augusta, Garden equipment for
prison garden, $5,650

 My Place Teen Center, Westbrook, Cooking equipment for teaching, $11,080

 Old Orchard Beach Community Food Pantry, Old Orchard Beach, Cooking program pilot,
$2,500

 Oxford Hills Community Garden, Norway, Development of a food forest, $8,500

 Pearson’s Town Farm at Saint Joseph’s College, Standish, Garden expansion for college
food service and food pantry, $8,420

 Somerset Grist Mill Food Hub, Skowhegan, Food education program for children, $2,000

 University of Maine Cooperative Extension, South Paris, Development of a teaching
garden, $8,345

 Washington County Food and Fuel Alliance, Machias, Food pantry equipment and
education, $10,000

 Yarmouth Community Garden, Yarmouth, Garden irrigation equipment, $3,100

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