The newest COVID-19 stimulus plan that Senate Republicans released Monday would cut supplemental unemployment benefits from $600 to $200 a week. That would impact about 182,000 Mainers, including 46,000 children.
“Feeding the 5000” takes place on 10/7. “Feeding the 5000” is a global one-day-only food festival designed to educate the public on the problem of food waste and to raise awareness around food and sustainability policy. We’ll learn how this program uses recovered food as a means to address food insecurity in Maine. We’ll also discuss the rise in efforts to collect organics for composting at schools and businesses and how this points to a better end for leftover food than landfill/incinerator.