Maine Foodie Tours is immersed in our state’s celebrated culinary culture. Maine’s food scene is all about innovation and authenticity, sharing and abundance. But, we’re all too aware that for 80,000 Maine kids experiencing hunger, food insecurity is an every day struggle. Which is why we, like may of the businesses who are part of our tours, choose Full Plates Full Potential as our charitable partner in 2020. Full Plates is a Maine-based non-profit with a mission to end child hunger in Maine. As part of their FEED KIDS initiative, Maine Foodie Tours donates $1 for every food tour ticket sold to affect change for kids in our own backyard. To learn how you can help visit fullplates.org.
Since 2017, Maine Foodie Tours has organized a 12 Months of Giving campaign. The positive impact the non-profit organizations make on our communities is significant. This is our way of supporting the important work they do with $1 from every ticket furthering their missions, and we couldn’t do it without you, our valued tour guests! We invite you to learn more about these worthy organizations and keep in mind that many are always looking to recruit new volunteers! Here’s a list of charity organizations we’ve worked with and support. Thank you very much.
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Charity Partners We Support
Animal Welfare Society | 46 Holland Rd., Kennebunk, ME 04043 | www.animalwelfaresociety.org The West Kennebunk Animal Welfare Society is a life-saving animal shelter with a small army of volunteers and staff, dedicated to helping their four-footed and feathered charges find a forever home. There is a lot of time, work and TLC that goes into the care for these animals until that day, which is why as animal lovers, Maine Foodie Tours has an ongong partnership with local animal-friendly businesess for a six-legged tour that benefits the AWS.|
Full Plates Full Potential www.fullplates.org We see a future where kids have access to the healthy food they need, every day. Kids will get a healthy breakfast every day at school so they’re ready to learn, and they won’t have to worry about how they’re going to eat when school is out for the summer when the safety net of school meals isn’t available to them. Rather than feeling the stress of food insecurity, kids will just be able to be, well, kids. We know it’s possible. Will you help us make ending child hunger in Maine a reality?
Good Shephard Food Bank www.gsfb.org “Hunger exists in every community” and knows no age limitations. The Good Shephard Food Banks efforts help bridge the meal gap for those in need, and provides an education on the many ways to contribute and make a difference! Start a virtual food drive amongst friends and family, join one of their volunteer groups which include community service or make it part of a team building project.
“5-2-1-0 Let’s Go!” Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital www.letsgo.org Helping reduce the number of kids affected by childhood obesity means ensuring they’re engaged in regular physical activity balanced with proper nutrition. It means encouraging schools, families, and healthcare providers to start these healthy habits now because as kids grow older, they’ll be more inclined to continue making positive decisions regarding nutrition and exercise on their own. The staff of the Let’s Go! program are recognized nationally for their success in implementing evidence-based strategies towards the prevention childhood obesity for kids up to age 18. Their educational program reaches children and families where they live, learn, work, and play.
Friends of Casco Bay www.cascobay.org Friends of Casco Bay is a marine stewardship organization founded in 1989 to improve and protect the environmental health of Casco Bay. They’re recognized for their “work with” approach in seeking effective solutions to problems that threaten the health of the Bay. Their work involves advocacy, education & outreach, water quality monitoring, and collaborative partnerships
American Diabetes Association www.diabetes.org People in New England are increasingly feeling the effects of diabetes as thousands of people suffer from the disease, and many others may have diabetes and not know it! It is estimated that one out of every three children born after 2000 in the United States will be directly affected by diabetes. That is why the American Diabetes Association’s New England office is so committed to educating the public about how to stop diabetes and support those living with the disease.
Friends of Acadia www.friendsofacadia.org Friends of Acadia draws on that deep well of individual love for this remarkable place to help meet Acadia’s greatest and most pressing needs. Friends of Acadia has resources, nimbleness, and flexibility to accomplish things that the park cannot do on its own—not to replace, but to enhance the park’s federal support. Founded in 1986, Friends of Acadia is today a leading example of citizen stewardship at national parks, and a place where personal connections to the park are translated into a remarkable collective impact. We bring people together and find solutions that work—to benefit Acadia now and for all time.
Hardy Girls, Healthy Women | 10 Water St, Suite 110, Waterville, ME 04901 | www.hardygirlshealthywomen.org Hardy Girls, Healthy Women has a fresh approach to engaging girls to encourage independence and confidence. They teach it’s the social environments in which girls interact daily that must change their perception and treatment of girls for them to become strong women. Through mentoring programs, education and activities HGHW nurtures the growth of hardiness in mind, body and spirit.|
Maine Lobstermen’s Community Alliance www.mlcalliance.org One of Maine’s most significant natural resources is our coastal waters. The MLCA is dedicated to ensuring the sustainability of Maine’s oceanic bounty through public education, pursuing scientific research, and promoting safe fishing practices. Developing leadership programs for the next generation and raising funds for associated charities are other examples of ways they support the lobstering community. You can join the MLCA in their commitment to protecting Maine’s lobstering heritage and supporting those who make their living working on the waterfront. Start by visiting their website and check out their Claws for a Cause program.
Preble Street Food Pantry | 38 Preble St., Portland, ME 04101 | www.preblestreet.org Preble Street is Portland-based nonprofit that works to provide accessible barrier-free services to empower people experiencing problems with homelessness, housing, hunger, and poverty, and to advocate for solutions to those problems. Preble Street depends on the generous donations of businesses and individuals to maintain and grow their level of assistance with their community programs.|
Maine Historical Society | 489 Congress St., Portland, ME |207.774.1822 | https://www.mainehistory.org/
Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland |217 Landing Rd., Westbrook, ME 04092 | https://arlgp.org/
Bar Harbor Food Pantry |36 Mount Desert St., Bar Harbor, ME 04609 | 207.288.3375 | https://www.barharborfoodpantry.org
Boothbay Region Community Resource Council | 6 St Andrews Lane Ste 230, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538 | 207.633.6272 | https://www.boothbayresources.org