Screen Shot 2013-03-07 at 3.13.03 PMThe University of Maine Augusta and the Holocaust and Human Rights Center of Maine will host a panel discussion on the hunger crisis in Maine on Wednesday, March 13th at noon at the Klahr Center on the campus of UMA.

With many Maine families hard hit by the current recession, and with a new report from the US Department of Agriculture estimating  that over 200,000 Maine people are now “food insecure,” the discussion is urgent.

Panelists include Mark Lapping, Distinguished Professor of Public Planning at the Muskie School  of Public Service; Dean LaChance , Director of the Bread of Life Ministries; and Legislative Representative and local organic farmer, Craig Hickman. Naomi Schalit, founder of the Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting and frequent contributor to  Maine Public Radio will serve as moderator.

Refreshments from local Winthrop farm, Wholesome Homestead, and desserts from UMA Food Services Provider, Aramark, will be provided.