Tuesday, Oct. 6, at 6:30 p.m. at Belfast Free Library, Sara Trunzo, director of Veggies for All (VFA), will provide an overview of how this community-based hunger relief effort operates and reflect on best practices and common challenges in efforts to achieve food security.

VFA, a project of Maine Farmland Trust, is a food bank farm located in Unity that works to relieve hunger by growing vegetables for those in need, while collaborating with partners to distribute and increase access to nutritious, quality food. VFA has grown and distributed more than 108,000 pounds of vegetables, engaged hundreds of volunteers in thousands of hours of community-based hunger relief, and serves 10 food pantries to reach 1,500 food insecure, rural people in central Maine. Learn more about how VFA does its work in Unity, including some tips, tested practices, and partner engagement methods to put to use in your own rural community.

The free presentation is co-sponsored by the library, Belfast Co-op, and Maine Farmland Trust.  Belfast Free Library is located at 106 High St. in downtown Belfast. For additional information, call the library at 338-3884 ext. 10.