A Project of Open Table MDI, in collaboration with College of the Atlantic, Beech Hill Farm, Share the Harvest, The Bar Harbor Food Pantry, Healthy Acadia’s Gleaning Initiative, and Island Connections.
The MDI Food Access Project provides FREE healthy meals, non-perishable food, and fresh produce to residents of Mount Desert Island, the Outer Islands, and Trenton. Our food delivery van makes several scheduled stops each week. This project aims to reduce food access barriers, decrease duplication of island services, and address unmet food insecurity in MDI’s more remote communities.
THE GOOD FOOD BOX
Each participant will be provided with a food box on a weekly basis containing prepared meals, pantry items, and fresh produce at no cost. The food boxes will be offered at pick-up sites every Saturday and at-home delivery options will be available to those who qualify. The Spring 2023 Session of The Good Food Box is offered for a period of 12 weeks from April 1st through June 17th. The Food Access Project continues to run year-round and Spring participants can choose to be informed once the registration process has opened up for our Summer Session. Please note that to participate in this program you must be a resident of Hancock County.
This program is in collaboration with the Bar Harbor Food Pantry and does NOT disqualify or change one’s ability to utilize the food pantry as needed.
After reviewing the information provided, we will contact you via email, phone, or mail to confirm your participation in this program and provide you with details about pick-up locations.
Are you new to the MDI Food Access Project? Explore some Frequently Asked Questions – and we hope to see you soon!
Where Does the MDI Food Access Project Van Stop?
During sessions, the MDI Food Access Project van makes regular stops every Saturday to the Neighborhood House in Northeast Harbor and the Community Health Center in Southwest Harbor.
Are There Delivery Options?
All food boxes for program participants are delivered to designated pick-up locations each week. However, if program participants experience transportation challenges getting to these pick-up locations, we can sometimes offer delivery of boxes directly to individual homes. Please contact our MDI Food Access Project Coordinator for more information.