BANGOR, Maine - Food, what is grown in Maine and how to get it into the mouths of hungry people, was the topic of the day at a Thursday morning panel discussion convened by Bangor City Councilor Ben Sprague.
The answer - support Maine's farmers.
Area Food Summit drew about 100 people to Husson University
to listen to a panel comprising farmers, legislators, scientists and nonprofit organizers, and talk about how to nurture that crucial connection.
related an incident he
witnessed a few years ago in downtown Bangor
, in which he
was leaving work late at night and saw a woman and a girl retrieving rotten apples that had fallen from a nearby tree - not to clean up the street, but to eat.
"There's hungry people throughout Maine.
It's our friends, our neighbors, our co-workers," Sprague