IPEC Event: Health and Hunger in Maine: Addressing Food Insecurity and Fighting for Its Accessibility

Forum Interprofessional Education Collaborative

Food Mobile at the Root Cellar

Pictured is the Food Mobile at the Root Cellar.

Join us for a presentation by the Good Shepherd Food Bank's Community Health and Hunger Program, which addresses the issue of nutrition and health in low-income families by building partnerships between the Food Bank and health care organizations so they may better identify and remove barriers for Mainers who lack access to adequate nutrition. To improve the health of food insecure Mainers, the program is promoting the Hunger Vital Signs™ tool and intervention strategies so that healthcare providers may address food insecurity with patients during office visits.

To learn more about how the Food Bank is working with healthcare organizations to ensure all Mainers have access to nutritious food, please visit: https://www.gsfb.org/programs/community-health-hunger/


Light lunch will be served on Portland Campus.
This event will be Livestreamed to Biddeford Campus in the new space by the Ripich Commons cafeteria (Light snacks will be available).

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(207) 221-4114

Attendance can be applied to the Interprofessional Honors Distinction or CUP.


Driving to Bishop St. Parking/Shuttle to Campus:
UNE operates a shuttle bus* continually between Portland Campus and the Bishop St. Extension Lot (in Portland), Mon-Fri, 7 a.m.–7 p.m. Wait time: Fewer than 10 minutes. 
From Warren Ave: Turn onto Bishop St. (about ¼ mile from the intersection of Warren Ave. and Forest Ave.)
From Forest Ave or Stevens Ave: Please note you cannot turn left onto Bishop St. from Stevens Ave. or Forest Ave. going north. Proceed to the intersection at Warren Ave. and turn left. Bishop St. is about ¼ mile down Warren Ave.

*The shuttle bus that transports to Portland Campus from the Ext. Lot is a small, unmarked bus. The larger, UNE-branded bus transports passengers back to Biddeford Campus. Please ask Bus Driver to confirm if you are unsure.

Parking Map (Bishop St. Lot is #11): https://www.une.edu/pdfs/portland-campus-map

Intercampus Shuttle from Biddeford Campus: https://www.une.edu/shuttle


IPEC & UNE School of Social Work




(207) 221-4114

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12:00 PM1:30 PM
Innovation 104/116 (PC)/Commons 320 (BC)

Both Campuses

Free and open to the public

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