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Mainers Feeding Mainers

Our 90+ farm partners, located throughout the state of Maine, allow our Food Bank to make sure all Maine families have access to nutritious, local food.

Our farm partners’ impact




BIPOC farm partners


Pounds of local Maine food distributed


Invested in the Maine AG economy


Pounds of culturally relevant crops distributed

How it works

Each year, the Food Bank develops purchase agreements with our farm partners, committing to buy certain crops or locally-produced products from them.

  • A majority of the product goes to the Food Bank’s distribution centers as inventory for agency orders, but we also coordinate direct deliveries to pantries, schools, healthcare centers, and even senior living facilities.
  • All of our partner agencies have access to Mainers Feeding Mainers produce at no cost.
  • Our farm partners bring diverse freshness to the table. Whether they’re growing tomatoes, catching fish, milking cows, or harvesting honey, their fresh products have a direct effect on our communities.
  • Learn more about how the Mainers Feeding Mainers program works on our YouTube channel.

Mainers Feeding Mainers is made possible through the generous support of the John T. Gorman Foundation, Elmina B. Sewall Foundation, Sandy River Foundation, John Merck Fund, Betterment Fund, Sam L. Cohen Foundation, New Balance Foundation, and other supporters.

Hannah Semler of Healthy Acadia heads off to glean spinach at Four Season Farm, Harborside, ME

Our efforts and growth

See how our partners have made a lasting impact on eliminating hunger in the state of Maine.


Food Sourced Through Mainers Feeding Mainers

      Give a better life with better nutrition

      Feeding Mainers Cookbook

      Discover delicious and easy recipes all made with local Maine ingredients. With so many different options to choose from, there’s always a recipe in season for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or dessert.

      Harvesting Good

      Harvesting Good’s mission is to improve access to nutritious food and strengthen regional food systems by creating a food processing infrastructure to support farmers in the Northeast.

      Farm Fresh Rewards

      This year-round program allows those with EBT/SNAP benefits to save on fresh local fruits and vegetables. These rewards can be used at any participating retailer and are applied as a discount at checkout.

      Become a partner

      If you are a Maine farmer or grower located in an underserved community and share in our mission to end hunger in Maine, we encourage you to apply to become a partner.

      The Mainers Feeding Mainers Support Team

      Meet the team that supports our Mainers Feeding Mainers program.