Maine Network of Community Food Councils (MNCFC) will conduct its annual summit, "Building Powerful Food Networks," Friday, April 13, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., at University of Maine Hutchinson Center, 80 Belmont Ave.

A sliding scale registration fee, from scholarships to the $20 standard fee to angel registration at $30, includes lunch.

All are welcome to join community members, nonprofits and other food system stakeholders in exploring vital issues for local food councils and how to knit together diverse networks to bring our food system back home.

Topics include Network Design, Food System Metrics, Gleaning & Composting, Community Engagement, Food Policies and more.

MNCFC’s annual summits feature morning and afternoon presentations and discussion sessions, as well as opportunities to imagine, connect and organize for the future of Maine’s food system, along with organizing to build stronger networks.

For more information or to register, email


The Maine Network of Community Food Councils is a peer-to-peer learning and collaborative action network made up of 12 local and regional councils from northern Maine to the coast and northwest to the mountains. MNCFC is working to build resilient, vibrant and self-reliant local and regional food systems, so that all Maine communities can have greater access to healthy, local food.