Leader in fight to end hunger gets key to Portland


PORTLAND (WGME) - A special visitor stopped by Deering High School with a special message for the kids, and to get a key to the city.

Doctor Lindiwe Majele Sibanda is a global leader in the sustainable farming movement, and in the fight to end hunger and food insecurity.

She's in Maine as part of the fifth annual Justice for Women Lecture Series.

She speaks to students about the barriers people face in accessing affordable, nutritious food, and looks for solutions to those problems.

"So it's a learning visit, it's a sharing visit but most importantly it's a solutions visit," Dr. Sibanda said.

On Wednesday, Dr. Sibanda will visit the Good Shepard Food Bank in Auburn.

On Thursday, she will deliver the University of Maine School of Law's Justice for Women Lecture, at the Abromson Community Education Center. The event is open to the public.

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