We have GREAT ITEMS to bid on for our
5th Annual Solidarity Harvest Benefit Auction!


Since 2003, Food AND Medicine’s Solidarity Harvest has brought healthy, local food to laid-off workers and other families facing hard times during the Thanksgiving season. Throughout the years, thanks to cooperation between union locals, farmers, FAM members, and hundreds of supporters, we have delivered over 7,000 baskets! Last year alone, 300 volunteers sorted, packed, and delivered 1,112 baskets throughout Maine.

This year, the need is even greater. There are layoffs occurring in every corner of our state. Please help us make sure these working families have a great Thanksgiving. ALL proceeds from the auction will support the production and purchasing of meal baskets.

Mark Your Calendar!

When: Friday August 15, 2014 5-9 pm. Dinner served at 5:00pm. Live auction begins at 6:00pm.

Where: Solidarity Center located at 20 Ivers Street, Brewer, ME 04412

Scroll down to see the full list of Auction Items

Event Schedule

5pm-6pm: Dinner

5:30pm-8:00pm: Silent Auction

6:00pm-9:00pm: Live Auction

Ongoing: Quilt Raffle & Black Powder Gun Raffle $1/each or 6/$5

Both raffles will be drawn at our Labor Day Celebration. To enter to win, all tickets must be paid for by September, 1.

Can’t make it to our Benefit Auction, but still want a chance to bid on auction items
and/or buy raffle tickets?

You can email jalana@foodandmedicine.org to bid online & order tickets!!

Online Bidding Instructions

  • Step 1: Look the list of over 100 items online by scrolling down!

  • Step 2: Decide which items you want and what you’re willing to pay to get them!

  • Step 3:  EMAIL your bid and/or ticket requests to Jalana: jalana@foodandmedicine.org.

    • Provide the following information in your email:

      • your name, phone number and address

      • The name AND number of the item(s) you’d like to bid on & the highest bid you’re willing to place for each item

      • If you’re interested in raffle tickets, please include how many you’d like

Online bidding closes at NOON on WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 13th

Highest online bids will the starting bids at the live auction.


2014 Solidarity Harvest Auction Items (so far!)


  1. Allagash Brewery gift basket contains t-shirt, hat, beer and glass, etc. $75.00P1020774

  2. Angler’s Restaurant, Hampden, $25 gift card

  3. Back Country Excursions, Parsonfield, 2 person full day bike ride with one night stay in a Yurt (2 meals and hot tub included) $400.00

  4. 2 Steely Dan tickets at the Waterfront 8/29, $100 donated by Bangor Mall

  5. Beach Chair donated by Bangor Savings in Millinocket

  6. 2 Bar Harbor Whale Watch Lighthouse cruise tickets, $180.00

  7. Baxter Brewing Company private tour and guided tasting for 5 people, value unknown

  8. Ben & Jerry’s: certificates for 25 pints, $100

  9. Joy of Painting by Bob Ross, $25.00

  10. Bugaboo Creek, $25 gift card

  11. Buffalo Wild Wings, $15 gift card

  12. Cabot Creamery, box of assorted cheeses, $15.00

  13. Chili’s, gift pack with 4 $5 coupons and 4 free children’s meals, $40

  14. Coca Cola, Coke items and products

  15. Countryside Restaurant, $20 gift certificate

  16. Autumn Eagle Print by David Footer

  17. Gary Crocker, 4 signed CD’s and Ballad of Beantown book

  18. Gracie Theater, 2 show tickets

  19. Hilton Garden Inn, Freeport, 1 night stay, from $109

  20. Crocheted Afghan donated by Irene Chandler

  21. Knit Baby set donated by Irene Chandler

  22. Longhorn Steakhouse, $25 gift card

  23. Miguel’s, $20 gift card

  24. New Hampshire Motor Speedway, 4 tickets to 9/21 OSRAM SYLVANIA 300 Chase Race, $360

  25. North Country Rivers, 2 person white water rafting trip, up to $238

  26. Oakhurst Dairy, 1 years supply of orange juice, $208.00

  27. Olive Garden, $25 gift card

  28. Oriental Jade, $25 gift certificate

  29. Child’s rocking chair donated by Penni TheriaultP1020784

  30. Child’s rocking chair donated by Penni TheriaultP1020785

  31. Wine tote with Tisdale wine donated by Penni TheriaultP1020778

  32. Penobscot Theater, 2 tickets to “Honky Tonk Angels” Sept 4-7, $74

  33. Pine Tree Food & Equipment, $100 Walmart gift card

  34. 4 Portland Sea Dog tickets for 8/25, $40

  35. Portland Harbor Hotel, 1 night stay for 2 in Garden View room, $189.00

  36. Portland Symphony Orchestra, 2 symphony tickets, $90

  37. Rogue Wallet, Women’s clutch purse + CC guard, $50.00

  38. Rogue Wallet, Women’s clutch purse + CC guard, $50.00

  39. Rogue Wallet. Men’s wallet + CC guard, $32.50

  40. Rogue Wallet. Men’s wallet + CC guard, $32.50

  41. Ruby Tuesday. $25 gift card

  42. Ski Rack, 2 day kayak or canoe rental, over $100

  43. Sluggers, $25 gift certificate

  44. SNAP Fitness, Brewer, 2 month Membership, $110

  45. Maine State Flag donated by Steve Stanley

  46. Sugarloaf USA, 2 one-day lift tickets, $166.00

  47. Sweetgrass Farm Winery, $25 gift certificate + tasting and wineglass for 2

  48. The Great Maine Lumberjack Show, 4 VIP tickets,$48.00

  49. Traditions Golf Club, 4 18 hole green fees plus cart, $98.00

  50. Mike Wallace, Clock, $50.00

  51. Mike Wallace, Clock, $50.00

  52. Mike Wallace, Trout Net, $40.00

  53. Mike Wallace, LL Bean Cribbage Board, $50.00

  54. Weathervane Restaurant, $25.00 gift card

  55. York’s Wild Kingdom, 4 VIP passes, $85.00

  56. Cinemagic, Westbrook, 3 “admit 4” movie passes, $120.00

  57. Maine Wildlife Park, 3 children’s passes, $15.00

  58. Embassy Suites, Portland, 1 night stay for 2 & breakfast, up to $119.00

  59. Casco Bay Lines, Mailboat Run Cruise for 2, $32.00

  60. The Public Theatre, 2 show tickets, $40.00

  61. Waterfront Concerts, 2 Lady Antebellum tickets, 8/30/14, up to $144

  62. Maine Indoor Karting, Scarborough, 2 race passes, $43.00

  63. Silly’s, Portland, $20.00 gift card

  64. Saddleback, 1 day 2014-2015 season lift ticket, $59.00

  65. Margarita’s, $10 gift card

  66. 86 This Restaurant, Ellsworth, 5 $10 gift certificates

  67. The Gracie Theatre, 2 tickets to any show

  68. Miguel’s. $20.00 gift card

  69. Papa Gambino’s, one 16” pizza with up to 5 toppings. $20.00

  70. Giacomo’s, $15 gift card

  71. Rebecca’s, $10 gift certificate

  72. Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad, Train ride for 2, $32.00

  73. Signed copy of Governor’s Travels by Angus King

  74. Endurance by Alfred Lansing signed by Angus King

  75. Gift bag containing a jacket, hat, scarf and ice scrapper donated by Emera

  76. Verve, $15 gift card and a coffee mug

  77. One Lupine, $10 gift card

  78. AFL-CIO sweatshirt and hat

  79. Backpack/purse, donated by Penni Theriault

  80. Andrew Miller autographed baseball, donated by the Boston Red Sox

  81. Autographed picture of Carlos Villaneuva, donated by Chicago Cubs

  82. Amtrak Downeaster, roundtrip travel for 2 to between any 2 stations

  83. 5” hunting knife, donated by Kevin Gregory

  84. Painted Welcome sign, donated by Kevin Gregory

  85. 4 wine glasses, donated by Solidarity Harvest Yard Sale

  86. Gallon of maple syrup, donated by Julie Grab, $60P1020788

  87. Ampersand, $25 gift certificate

  88. Boomhouse Restaurant, $15 gift card

  89. Boomhouse Restaurant, $25 gift card

  90. Lunch with Sen. Geoff Gratwick

  91. Lunch with Rep. John Schneck

  92. Autographed picture of NE Matt Mulligan, donated by Matt Mulligan

  93. Autographed picture of NE Patriot Matt Mulligan, donated by Matt Mulligan

  94. Autographed picture of NE Patriot Matt Mulligan, donated by Matt Mulligan

  95. 2 tickets to Boston Red Sox game vs Seattle Mariners on 8/23, donated by Sen. Justin Alfond

  96. Whitewater kayak, donated by Randy Tompkins

  97. Hockey puck autographed by Adam Quaid donated by the Boston Bruins

  98. Basketball autographed by the Boston Celtics donated by the Boston CelticsP1020772

  99. Lunch with Rep Adam Goode

  100. Lunch with Rep. Stacey Guerin

  101. Lunch with Rep. Steve Stanley

  102. Panda Garden, $20 gift certificate

  103. Natural Living Center, $25 gift certificate

  104. 31 leather bag, $159

  105. Purse and matching wallet, $88

  106. First Aid Kit, donated by Brookfield Electric, $35

  107. Beauty products basket, donated by Kathy Manzo

  108. 2 tickets to the first performance of the 2015 season- 6/3-6/7 2015, Maine State Music Theater, Brunswick, valued at $126
  109. 100% wool shirt size small – made in Maine, donated by Rambler’s Way, Kennebunk, valued at $200

We appreciate your bids–ALL PROCEEDS go toward the purchase and production of Solidarity Harvest Thanksgiving baskets for laid-off workings and other families in need! Last year we delivered 1,112 meals to families all across Maine!


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