Knox County Food Council

Maine Coast Heritage Trust is a founding member of the Knox County Food Council, a community-based coalition that formed in 2019 to promote a more resilient food system in Knox County, Maine.

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2022 Regional Priorities & Action Survey

The KCFC Steering Committee is interested in regional priorities around food sovereignty, food security, preserving Maine farms, and PFAS response to identify council members’ interest in learning more about one or more of these topics and taking action. For more information about these topics, we recommend listening to these presentations given to Knox County Food Council:

July 12, 2022 – Rep. Geiger and Rep. Pluecker (listen to recording)
August 9, 2022 – Ken Morse of Maine Food Policy Workgroup (watch recording)

Please take a few minutes to answer a short survey; there are three required questions and two optional ones. Thank you!

Take the 2022 Regional Priorities & Action Survey

Library of KCFC’s Monthly Presentations

Check back soon for more recordings!
January 11, 2022 – Knox County Food Council meeting (read the notes)
February 8, 2022 – Community Collaboration to End Hunger: Maine Coast Heritage Trust, Knox County Gleaners, Pen Bay Medical Ceners (watch recording; view the slideshow)
March 8, 2022 – Jamien Richardson from Spear Spring Farm, Warren
April 12, 2022 – Joe Ryan, Executive Director of AIO Food and Energy Assistance, Rockland
May 10, 2022 – Heidi Baker, Midcoast Farmers Alliance
June 14, 2022 – Knox County Food Council meeting (read the notes)
July 12, 2022 – Rep. Valli Geiger and Rep. Bill Pluecker (listen to recording)
August 9, 2022 – Ken Morse, Maine Food Policy Workgroup (watch recording; read the notes)
September 13, 2022 – Lorain Francis & Nancy Wood, Knox County Gleaners (listen to recording)
October 11, 2022 – Defining Regional Food System Priorities (watch recording; read the notes)


Knox County partners advocating for a community based healthy food system for all.


Knox County Food Council will become the leader in creating a collaborative food system in order to advance a resilient and sustainable network assuring access to healthy resources for our communities.