Did you know that 40 percent of the food produced for humans in the U.S. is wasted every year? That’s enough to fill the Empire State Building nearly 100 times. Meanwhile, Maine ranks first in New England in terms of food insecurity, including for children, and the State struggles to manage the costs and impact of our municipal solid waste stream, 43 percent of which is organic material.
The Natural Resources Council of Maine, The Lincoln County Food Council, Mid Coast Hunger Prevention, and Rising Tide Community Market joined forces to host a community screening and discussion of the documentary, “Just Eat It,” on Thursday, June 16 at The Lincoln Theater, 2 Theater Street, Damariscotta.
NRCM’s Sustainable Maine project helps individuals, communities, and the State adopt practical, effective measures to conserve and protect Maine’s natural resources, now and for future generations. We are committed to helping address the massive food waste problem as it relates to human and environmental health and economic sense.
The mission of MCHPP is to provide hungry people with access to healthy food, work to improve the quality of their lives by partnering with others, and serve them in a manner that recognizes their dignity.
Rising Tide is a cooperative business dedicated to being a trusted community-based resource for high quality, natural, sustainable foods and goods.
Thanks to all who joined us to see this incredible film and learn what we can do! This event was free and open to the public.