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Good Food Council elects new members


Four of the newly elected members of the Good Food Council of Lewiston-Auburn are (l. to r.) Rick Belanger, Bonnie Lounsbury, Melissa Emerson and Alisa Roman. Not pictured is Nadifa Mohammed.

The Good Food Council of Lewiston-Auburn recently added five newly elected members to its ranks. The 20-member council, made up of representatives from a variety of businesses, agencies, sectors and walks of life, was created in the summer of 2012 in response to an in-depth Community Food Assessment that identified areas for improvement in the local food system. They group works to educate the public, serve as a forum for discussing issues, foster coordination between sectors, evaluate and influence policy and support programs that meet local needs.

The new members are Rick Belanger, owner of R. Belanger Sons Farms, Inc. of Lewiston; Melissa Emerson, owner and Director of Pinetree Seeds in New Gloucester; Bonnie Lounsbury, owner of River Rise Farm in Turner; Nadifa Mohamed, a full-time University of Southern Maine student; and Alisa Roman, the Director of Nutrition for Lewiston Public Schools.

For more information on the CFA, the Council or its work, contact Council Coordinator Julia Harper at 346-0538 or or see

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