Food For All

Funding Agency

Healthy Acadia

Counties Served

Hancock, Washington
7,400 Number of Lives Improved

Basic Needs

Healthy Acadia’s Food for All program helps Hancock and Washington County people meet basic needs and improve self-sufficiency by increasing the amount of healthy food available to them through the emergency food system.

Success Stories

“Thanks to Healthy Acadia’s gleaning program, the folks who access our pantry have a greater variety of healthy, fresh, local fruits and vegetables.  There are lots of smiles when there are boxes of apples or blueberries from which to choose!  Thanks, Healthy Acadia!” – Rev. Susan J. Maxwell, Machias Food Pantry

“We love working with Healthy Acadia’s Gleaning Initiative!  Through this partnership, we’re able to redirect almost 100% of our surplus produce.” – Beech Hill Farm managers Anna Davis and David Levinson

“Our shoppers appear healthier and happier overall since we have worked on fresh produce.  Gleaning is one aspect of that.  Shoppers like knowing their food comes from their neighbors…. The veggies have been in great shape and have fit nicely into the rest of our offerings.  Thanks so much for all you and the Glean Team do to make this happen.” – Betsy Bott, Tree of Life Food Pantry

“Thank you for all your hard work and help at our food pantry.  You are so exuberant!” – Butchie Yordanopaulos, Jonesport Food Pantry

“Beyond what we buy from local farmers and share from community gardeners, The Magic Food Bus is extremely lucky to receive the bounty of generous farmers via the Gleaning Initiative.  Together we are able to distribute thousands of pounds of healthful local produce to our community and we certainly couldn’t do it alone.  I love being able to teach people about gleaning and that we can be a part of food rescue.  Most of all, we are fortunate that with the service of the Gleaning Initiative we were able to give out over 1,000 pounds more produce than we could have done otherwise.  That’s miraculous!” – Anna Wind, Magic Food Bus, Healthy Peninsula

“The children love to help mum pick out what they want to take home that day.  We often have kids munching on the cucumbers during their appointments.” – Marissa Rublee, WIC Nutrition Coordinator with Maine Family Planning

“Due to our gleaning supply from Healthy Acadia, we as a non profit are able to offer our community fresh and healthful produce that nourishes the body through our food programs and meals prepared throughout the year.  We are so grateful to have this partnership with Healthy Acadia.” – Gabriella Coniglio, The Common Good Soup Kitchen

Contact Information

Address
Ellsworth: 140 State Street, Suite 1, Ellsworth, Maine 04605
Machias: 121 Court Street, Suite A, Machias, ME 04654

Email
info@healthyacadia.org

Website
https://healthyacadia.org/initiatives/food_for_all.html

Phone
207 667-7171

Fax
207 667-7173

$21,011 Amount Funded