Building Advocates Leadership Program

Be a Leader in Ending Food Insecurity!

The Building Advocate Leadership Program is a skill-building program designed to support participants in using their personal stories as tools for change.


Are you...

someone who cares deeply about our neighbors receiving adequate access to food? Please consider becoming a mentor in this program.

If you are...

someone who uses the services of area food pantries or receives meals from the daily lunch locations, we would love to have you participate in this program.

We are...

looking for participants who wish to play an active role in addressing food insecurity in their own families, as well as in our communities.

Learn more...

Program Goals

  • Build a powerful, statewide network of advocates
  • Elevate voices of food insecure Mainers into a movement to end hunger
  • Create connections between policy leaders and Mainers struggling with food insecurity

Program objectives

  • Participants will leverage their personal stories as narratives for change
  • Participants will build social capital through greater community engagement
  • Communities will leverage their collective expertise in pursuit of ending hunger
  • Policy leaders and BALP participants will establish common ground in working to end hunger together

Guiding Principle

Strengthening relationships between policy leaders and Mainers experiencing food insecurity will result in programs and policies that accurately reflect the unique and varied life experiences of Mainers most impacted by food insecurity.

A leader helps Building Advocates Leadership Program participant through a questionnaire.

For more information:

Rebekah Lane
Community Food Security Advocate