Maine Farmland Trust Gallery, 97 Main St., will host an opening for two new photo exhibits that share the common theme of documenting hunger relief efforts in Maine Friday, Oct. 2, from 5:30 to 8 p.m.

On the ground floor, the gallery will be showing “Feeding Maine: Growing Access to Good Food.” This exhibit features photos by photographer Brendan Bullock, accompanied by writer Annie Murphy's captions. The series is a collaboration between Maine Farmland Trust and Good Shepherd Food Bank and seeks to document some of the many people working for change in our communities across the state, with the hope that these efforts will continue to grow into a resilient food system that serves all Mainers.

Bullock is a freelance photographer and photography educator based in Bowdoinham. While most of his work is focused in Maine, he also travels to make documentary pictures throughout the world, including South America, Europe, Africa and India.

On the second floor, Unity College student Ru Allen will be making her debut with “Harvesting Unity,” a collection of photographs portraying the volunteers and program leaders of Veggies For All, a food bank farm in Unity. Allen said she attempted to capture as much of the growing process from start to finish in one growing season. As part of this exhibit, Sara Trunzo, director of Veggies For All, will give a presentation titled How one community fights hunger with a food bank farm Tuesday, Oct. 6, from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. at Belfast Free Library, 106 High St.

Veggies For All is a food bank farm that works to relieve hunger by growing vegetables for those in need, while collaborating with partners to distribute and increase access to quality and nutritious food. Since its founding in 2007, VFA has provided 108,000 pounds of vegetables to more than 1,500 food-insecure central Mainers; and engaged hundreds of volunteers in thousands of hours of community-based hunger relief. VFA became a project of MFT in 2014.

Both photography exhibits will remain on display until Nov. 16. For a list of upcoming exhibits, visit Anyone interested in bringing the exhibit to his or her community is invited to email

Maine Farmland Trust Gallery is open weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. It also will be open for the art walk Friday, Oct. 23, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. For more information, visit

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