Merrymeeting Gleaners Join MCHPP

Merrymeeting Gleaners Join MCHPP

Mid Coast Hunger Prevention Program (MCHPP) and Merrymeeting Food Council (MFC) are excited to share that the Merrymeeting Gleaners, previously a program of the Merrymeeting Food Council, will now be run as a program of MCHPP. MFC, the volunteer leaders of the...

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Celebrating Henry

Celebrating Henry

If you’ve come by MCHPP in the last two decades, chances are you’ve met Henry Haley, 86. Always ready with a smile and a story, and known for his love of whoopie pies, Henry has diligently spent the last 17 as the organization’s custodian. He is the longest-serving...

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A Greener Way Forward

A Greener Way Forward

Last month, as we celebrated Earth Day we at MCHPP also reflected on how our work can contribute to a more sustainable world. The US food system produces enough to feed everyone in the country over 4,000 calories per day, and yet more than 35 million people experience...

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Food Equity Helps us ALL Thrive

Food Equity Helps us ALL Thrive

During Black History Month (February) and Women’s History Month (March) we at MCHPP take extra time to honor the lives and accomplishments of these often-overlooked groups. While this is a time to celebrate hard-won progress, it is also a time for many of us to...

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MCHPP’s New Strategic Plan

MCHPP’s New Strategic Plan

MCHPP is heading into 2021 with a new strategic plan to implement. We are excited to continue growing, learning, and improving in order to better serve the community now and into the future. [pdf-embedder...

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Local Businesses Donate to Fight Hunger

Local Businesses Donate to Fight Hunger

Thanks to the support of countless donors, partners, and volunteers, Mid Coast Hunger Prevention Program is on track to keep pace with the growing need for food in our community during Maine's tough winter months. More than a dozen local businesses have significantly...

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Thanksgiving 2020

Thanksgiving 2020

Every year, Mid Coast Hunger Prevention Program distributes hundreds of Thanksgiving bags filled with nutritious and festive staples to families facing food insecurity. This year, our neighbors facing food hardships require even more support as they continue to...

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Hunger and Homeless Awareness Week

Hunger and Homeless Awareness Week

Too often, when thinking of those experiencing food or housing insecurity, focus is placed on the personal choices that may place someone in a difficult situation. The truth is, the circumstances are most often out of any individual’s control and most Americans are...

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Harvest Dinner Pop-up Chef Series

Harvest Dinner Pop-up Chef Series

Mid Coast Hunger Prevention Program will host its annual Harvest Dinner as a Pop-up Chef Series on October 23, November 13, and December 4, featuring local chefs Ali Waks-Adams, Chris Toy, Sanctuary Baking, and more. Proceeds from this series will benefit MCHPP’s...

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