Welcome Lilyana!

Healthy Peninsula is delighted to be hosting, in partnership with Healthy Acadia, our first Goodwill VISTA volunteer. Lilyanna Sollberger will be working part-time on Healthy Eating projects through August. Having grown up on the Blue Hill Peninsula, she is deeply invested in the health and well being of her community members. Lilyanna attended College of …

Maine Farmland Trust Supports Food Security Work

Healthy Peninsula is proud to announce the award of a food-security grant from the Maine Farmland Trust. Our work in food security began eight years ago with the Magic Food Bus (which will be rolling again at the end of June), and since then, we have discovered other ways we can help people in our …

Soup’s On!

Anna Wind, our Healthy Eating coordinator, reports: We had our first luncheon of the season at Harborview yesterday. Six residents came out in the cold and joined me to cook, socialize, taste new things, and share a delicious, healthy meal. We reviewed knife skills, and shared tips about vegetables like leeks and celery root. The …

New Support for Healthy Eating

Healthy Peninsula is delighted to announce that we have been awarded a grant from the Yoakum Fund of the Maine Community Foundation. These funds are designated for healthy nutrition programs for the young and old, as well as general support for our Healthy Eating initiative. We look forward to working with the communities we serve …

Flash! Concert to Benefit the Magic Food Bus

It’s summer, time for the Magic Food Bus and Flash! in the Pans to join forces one more time. Shake off a long, rainy spring on Monday, June 11, from 7:30 to 9 pm at the Blue Hill Town Park. This event is one of the primary fundraising opportunities for the Magic Food Bus, and …

Magic Food Bus Extends Its Season

Healthy Peninsula is extending its deliveries of fresh free local produce through Thursday, October 13. The extension is made possible through generous donations from St. Francis by the Sea Episcopal Church, Tradewinds, private donors, continued gleaning support from Healthy Acadia, and dedicated community volunteers. The Magic Food Bus welcomes all “shoppers” each Thursday. New extended …

Healthy Peninsula Receives Award for Magic Food Bus

On September 9, 2016 was honored to receive a Community Health Champion Award from Healthy Acadia for the services provided to the community by the Magic Food Bus. The award was presented at a dinner celebrating Healthy Acadia’s fifteenth birthday. Healthy Peninsula and Healthy Acadia have collaborated on a number of projects over the last …