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Food and Medicine Kicks Off the New Social Change Leadership Program—Apply Now

News from Food and Medicine

One of Food and Medicine’s most important asset as a grassroots organization is people like you–people willing to take action for the change we want to see. That’s why we’re planning a social change leadership training program. 

Do you want to get more active in working for a more just city, region, world, but not sure what the next step is?

Is there a project you’d like to see happen in your neighborhood, congregation or union, and nobody else is doing it?

We invite you to apply for our new Leadership Program by September 15—click here for an application and/or attend an info session on August 30 at Noon.

The Leadership Program is a joint project of Food AND Medicine, Eastern Maine Labor Council & Faith Linking in Action. Its goal is to support new leaders, particularly from our low-income and working class communities, with the tools and coaching to make change in our region, state and world. The program will include:

  • Seven half-day workshops between October 2017 and March 2018, with child care, transportation and meals included in all workshops;
  • Skills for communication, listening, group-building;
  • Analysis of the systems and policies in our state and country for meeting human needs, why they aren’t working for many people, and how to change them; and
  • Scholarships available so that cost is not an obstacle to anyone attending!

We have room for up to 12 people in this first season of the program. Want to be one? Please contact Food AND Medicine staff at or 989-5860, and/or click here to find and send in an application!

You can also learn more by joining us for an info session on the Leadership Program, on Wednesday 8/30 from Noon-1pm at PENQUIS CAP, 262 Harlow St, Bangor. RSVP to or 989-5850. 

Also, please see below for updates on our 

  • Labor Day Celebration Sep 5
  • Issue Team meetings!

Yours In Solidarity,

Food AND Medicine & Faith Linking in Action Staff

Martin Chartrand, Faith & Economic Justice Organizer

Jack McKay, Director

Melissa Smith, Office Manager

Adam Thiesen, Community Organizer