Posts Tagged ‘food’

Good Food, Great Cause! Sign up for Fast & Fresh CSS!

Friday, November 1st, 2013

Become a member of the Fast & Fresh CSS (Community Supported Supper) before November 11, 2013! Real convenient, real good food, great cause! Read more for details!

Area teens are campaigning for increased consumption of healthy food in schools!  Youth working with the Nutrition Center’s Lots to Gardens Program started a Youth Campaign Crew. The goal for the 8 Lewiston area teenagers is to develop and run a year-round campaign to engage their peers, younger children, and school administrators in working toward increasing the consumption of healthy food in their schools. 

How can you help? Become a member of our Fast & Fresh CSS (Community Supported Supper), receive a healthy and delicious meal monthly for 6 months, cooked by youth and staff, and the proceeds will fuel the campaign!   

What is a Community Supported Supper (CSS)?  Our CSS is inspired by the CSA (Community Supported  Agriculture) model. However, instead of buying a “share” of a farm at the beginning of the  season and receiving a portion of the harvest each week, you are supporting this youth programming and your shares come back to you in the form of healthy and delicious dinners! 

How does the Fast & Fresh CSS work? 
Each dinner includes:  A delicious and healthy entrée, your choice of a specialty soup, salad, bread…and maybe more! 
Pick-up is between 5pm & 6pm every 2nd Thursday of the month at The St. Mary’s Nutrition Center: 208 Bates St., Lewiston. 

Sign up & pay before November 11, 2013 and you will receive Fast & Fresh meals every 2nd Thursday of the month for 6 months (November – April)!  Sign up here: or call Annie at 513.3844.

Membership is $150 for 6 months of dinner for 2 (that’s $12.50/meal), or $90 for 6 months of dinner for 1 (that’s $15.00/meal).  

Checks are made payable and sent to: St. Mary’s Nutrition Center (please include a note that it’s for “Fast & Fresh CSS”) PO Box 7291, Lewiston, ME 04243.  

Contact Annie at or 513.3844 for more information.

Once a month— We cook it up. You pick it up. $25 for two or $15 for one. Enjoy a healthy meal, and have some fun!

Hurry, membership is limited!  First come, first served. 

Brann & Isaacson Attorneys and Counselors at Law Donate to St. Mary’s Food Pantry

Friday, November 9th, 2012



Diane McIntire (left) and Diane Greene (center) from Brann & Isaacson Attorneys and Counselors at Law recently made a donation to the St. Mary’s Food Pantry at the St. Mary’s Nutrition Center in Lewiston. Pantry Manager Joyce Gagnon (right) accepted a check for $179.00 and 107 pounds of food (valued at $214.00) on behalf of the Pantry. Gagnon reports the shelves have been particularly bare this year as the needed for emergency food assistance has increased and this donation is greatly appreciated.

Sixth Annual Alive in Lewiston

Wednesday, October 10th, 2012

Friday, October 26
6:30 to 9:00 pm

A delicious home-style meal featuring local farm ingredients, live Americana music from some of Maine’s best musicians, and a space covered with wall to wall community inspired art? What’s NOT to love about this year’s sixth annual Alive in Lewiston!  A celebration of local food, music and art, Alive in Lewiston has been bringing friends, family and neighbors together each year to enjoy an artful and relaxing evening out while helping to support the community gardening, food access and cooking and nutrition projects of Lots to Gardens and the St. Mary’s Nutrition Center. This years Alive in Lewiston will also coincide with Food Day, a nationwide celebration and movement for healthy, affordable, and sustainable food. Hosted at this historic Wallace School Building (home of the Nutrition Center) at 208 Bates Street in downtown Lewiston on Friday, October 26, Alive in Lewiston begins at 6:30 pm and runs to 9:00 pm.  For those eager early birds, tickets are an affordable $15 through the week before the event and $20 at the door.  Kids under 12 are $5 in advance or the night of the event.  For more information or to RSVP please contact 207 513 3844

Nick News with Linda Ellerbee: “What’s for Dinner? Hungry Kids in America”

Tuesday, December 20th, 2011

At least 1 in 7 American families lack consistent access to food.  Click here to see some faces and stories of hunger in our own country and in our own neighborhood.  Meet Cameron from Lewiston, a member of Lots to Gardens, a program located at St. Mary’s Nutrition Center of Maine.

Alive (Undead) in Lewiston A Costumed Celebration at St. Mary’s Nutrition Center

Thursday, September 29th, 2011

Friday, October 28 at 6:30 pm

St. Mary’s Nutrition Center
208 Bates Street
Lewiston, ME  04240

Tickets $15 in advance and $20 at the door

Proceeds go to Lots to Gardens programs

Contact 207-513-3848 for more info and/or tickets