Rising Food Prices Exacerbate Food System Inequities

Based on recent information from the United Nations, since May 2020, global food prices have risen 18%, which is a six-year high and expected to keep climbing. Already stretched food budgets will...

2020: A Year of Change and Perseverance

2020 had a nearly palpable veil of continuous uncertainty. Compared to some years, we had it hard. Compared to others, we didn’t. The best thing to do, of course, is not to compare. “Comparison is...

Post Thanksgiving 2020: With Gratitude and Appreciation

The COVID pandemic put an intriguing veil over our recent Thanksgiving festivities. But no more than has been over the rest of the year. Our son and daughter and her girls were here. We were crazy...

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Caregiving is successful when given with love, kindness, and compassion.

The world is a fantastic place. We build community through love, honor, and understanding.

To do something with soul, creativity or love – to put something of yourself into your work.

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The Spiritual Lessons of the Advent Wreath

The Spiritual Lessons of the Advent Wreath

Advent is a season of anticipation and expectation leading up to the birth of Jesus. It is a time for Christians to take a journey through the story of Christmas and to offer prayers through the week focused on the sentiment of each Sunday's message leading up to...

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2020: A Year of Change and Perseverance

2020: A Year of Change and Perseverance

2020 had a nearly palpable veil of continuous uncertainty. Compared to some years, we had it hard. Compared to others, we didn’t. The best thing to do, of course, is not to compare. “Comparison is the thief of joy,” proclaimed Theodore Roosevelt. Well, Roosevelt’s...

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Conscientious, Optimistic

Lillian Lake is one of the most energetic and enthusiastic people I know. Her irrepressible determination to find and optimize strategies in pursuing any number of worthy issues is an inspiration.  Lil is dependable and conscientious, optimistic and cheerful; she would be great to have on your side in any struggle.

~ Cynthia Hoeh Stancioff 
Local Food Day Fiddlehead Festival Committee Member

Passionate, Involved

Within the first minute of conversation with Lillian Lake, it’s evident that you are speaking with a passionate and involved community member. Lillian works assiduously in both her research of issues and how situations affect the people and environment of her community.  She connects her research in human trafficking and food insecurity between the local and the global, and conveys these connections at speaking events and conferences as a means to educate and advocate for change. Lillian’s sensitivities to the needs of others and her unflagging energies makes a big difference in the lives of many.

~Krisanne Baker

Professor, University of Maine at Farmington