FALMOUTH – Maine Harvest for Hunger is asking gardeners to plant extra fruits and vegetables this season and donate them to a local food pantry.

Maine ranks first in New England and 17th nationwide for food insecurity. More than 200,000 people, or 15.1 percent of Maine households, experience food insecurity or are unable to consistently access nutritious food.

The Maine Harvest for Hunger program is open to all interested gardeners and coordinated through the University of Maine Cooperative Extension Master Gardener volunteer program. 

FMI: www.umaine.edu/cumberland/programs/maine-harvest-for-hunger/, 1-800-287-1471.

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