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PHOTO CAPTION:  Participants discuss farmland access challenges and opportunities at the sold-out Lewiston-Auburn (LA) Region Farmland Access & Food Economy Conference in Auburn on March 7, 2019, hosted by the Good Food Council of LA (GFCLA) and nine additional organizational partners. With funding from the Maine Community Foundation, GFCLA will continue to carry forward from this convening community conversations about farmland access in and around LA. Photo Credit: Gary Stallsworth.


LEWISTON/AUBURN  –  The Good Food Council of Lewiston Auburn has received a $4,000 grant from the Maine Community Foundation (MCF), Building Stronger Non-profits Fund to further outreach, education and community involvement projects.

“We are grateful for the support from MCF, helping make our work possible,” said Katie Boss, Food Council Chair. “In particular, we are excited to move forward community education and engagement initiatives following outcomes of the LA Region Farmland Access & Food Economy Conference we organized with partners in Auburn on March 7, 2019.”

     The Good Food Council of Lewiston-Auburn was formed in the summer of 2012 to create and support improvements to the food system of the Lewiston-Auburn community. It does this by fostering coordination between sectors in the food system, educating the public and serving as a forum for discussing issues, evaluating and influencing policy, and supporting programs that meet local food needs. More information can be found at goodfood4la.org.

    The Maine Community Foundation, with offices in Ellsworth and Portland, works with donors and other partners to improve the quality of life for all Maine people. To learn more about the Foundation, visit mainecf.org.

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