Community Wellness Watch 11/30/21: Food insecurity in our community throughout the COVID-19 pandemic

Producer/Host: Emma Weiss, WERU intern

Each month, WERU intern Emma Weiss sits down with local healthcare providers and other professionals to talk about how they have adjusted their practices throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and how they continue to keep our communities healthy and safe.

-Learning about food insecurity throughout the pandemic
-Discussion of changes and adjustments made to practices providing food security services and related support during the pandemic
-Challenges and triumphs from patrons, volunteers, and staff throughout the pandemic
-Learning how listeners can access these services, donate, or become volunteers


Anna Wind, Healthy Eating and Magic Food Bus Coordinator
Healthy Peninsula in Blue Hill [email protected]

OJ Logue, Interim Executive Director
Bar Harbor Food Pantry in Bar Harbor [email protected]

Joe Ryan, Executive Director
Area Interfaith Outreach Food & Energy Assistance in Rockland[email protected]

About the host:
Originally from Hamden, CT, Emma Weiss has always called Maine her second home. After earning her bachelor’s degree in psychology and education at Oberlin College, she moved to MDI full time and began hosting “Moose Juice, Jellies & Jams; Tales and Tunes for Kids of All Ages” twice monthly on Saturdays at 11am during WERU’s Family Radio Hour. Emma joined the WERU team in April and has been working on our NextWave Radio initiative as well as the Community Wellness Watch programs. She now resides in Philadelphia and will work for WERU remotely for the next few months.