Hunger in Maine: A Solvable Problem

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Date/Time
Date(s) - 9/27/2018
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Location
Blue Hill Public Library


— Kristen Miale, President of Good Shepherd Food Bank, will give a presentation at the Blue Hill Public Library on Thursday, September 27th at 7:00 PM, about the state of hunger in Maine, and what her organization is doing to address it.

Maine ranks seventh in the nation for food insecurity, which affects more than 16 percent of the population, including one in five children. It affects the health and well-being of people in every community, with regard to education, healthcare, workforce development, and economic prosperity. Good Shepherd Food Bank, Maine’s largest hunger-relief organization, has a plan to end hunger in Maine by 2025, including the creation of a new food distribution center in Hampden to better serve areas like the Blue Hill Peninsula and surrounding communities. The group works with more than 400 nonprofit groups to distribute 22 million meals a year to Maine people in need.

Kristen was also the founder and program director of Cooking Matters Maine, a local chapter of Share Our Strength, a nationally recognized cooking and nutrition education program for low-income families. She received her Master’s in Business Administration from Boston University, where she studied both entrepreneurship and nonprofit management. Kristen currently serves on the Board of the Maine Philanthropy Center, the Maine Food Strategy Steering Committee and the Community Economic Development Strategy Committee for the Eastern Maine Development Corporation.

The presentation is free and open to everyone. For more information contact the library at 374-5515.

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