Preparations are well underway for the 14th annual Solidarity Harvest! We will be holding an auction fundraiser, here at the Solidarity Center on Saturday, August 13, 2016 at 6:00 PM. Doors will open at 4:30 to preview items.
Solidarity Harvest is a program we wish we didn’t need to continue, but the need is growing each year. In 2015, Solidarity Harvest distributed 1200 Thanksgiving meal baskets to families in hard times in all 16 counties in Maine. Unions and other organizations and businesses donate funds to purchase locally-sourced food for the baskets. Money raised goes right back into the Maine economy, because we purchase as much of the food directly from Maine farms as possible.
We’re gathering items and gift certificates from businesses – see our Facebook event for more details on items. Some key items already received include:
- Tom Brady autographed photo, from the New England Patriots
- Koji Uehara autographed baseball, from the Boston Red Sox
- Jonas Jerebko autographed green basketball, from the Boston Celtics
- DeMarcus Ware autographed photo, from the Denver Broncos
- Team stamped football from the Indianapolis Colts
- Hand-made Native American children’s moccasins
Businesses or services wishing to donate items, those who wish to attend the auction or for more information, please email Melissa@foodandmedicine.org, or call 207-989-5860.Jonas Jerebko from the Boston Celtics Koji Uehara from The Boston Red Sox Tom Brady from the New England Patriots