On May 10 at 6:30 p.m., Veggies to Table will hold a free virtual Supper Club via Zoom, “Digging Deeper.” Founder Erica Berman will discuss the history, mission, goals, achievements, future plans of Veggies to Table, and how you too can get involved to help end hunger in Maine. As over 12% of our neighbors go hungry daily and 1 in 5 children don’t know where their next meal is coming from, our missoin is vital.
Veggies to Table was founded in 2019 to help combat food insecurity by growing and donating top-quality organic produce to local food pantries, the Y, summer lunch programs, and to families directly. They also grow a large variety of flowers to donate to spread flower joy to essential workers, teachers, and anyone needing a boost.
In its first three seasons, the organization has grown and given away 31,000+ pounds of produce and 1,850+ flower bouquets. It has ambitious goal for the 2022 season of donating even more produce and flowers to reach more of those in need of food and joy.
The Veggies to Table Virtual Supper Club features both a speaker and a local meal challenge. Participants cook a meal at home inspired by a theme, using as many local foods as possible — proving that you can eat local year-round, even in Maine. The meal theme for this event is “Heart of the Matter.” Participants must cook a favorite recipe, one that reminds them of a loved one, perhaps a family recipe or one given by a friend. Prizes will be awarded for best use of theme, recipe and photo. May prizes have been donated by local businesses including Copper Tail Farm, Crossroads Coffee, and du Jardin.
Join the fun and learn all about this dynamic nonprofit. And a big thank you to First National Wealth Management for their $500 sponsorship of our event! We could not do what we do without our community partners.