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Maine Taste of the Nation

 

IMPORTANT UPDATE FOR MAINE'S TASTE OF THE NATION - EVENT CANCELED

As we’re sure you’ve noticed, the weather in South Portland isn’t cooperating today. While we know the people of Maine can handle rain, the wind gusts have created unsafe conditions in our tent. We have been advised that it is not safe to go forward with this afternoon’s Taste of the Nation.  

We are incredibly disappointed to cancel given the months of hard work and planning by our volunteers, chefs, sponsors and supporters. This dedicated group has worked tirelessly and given generously to build a great event and to raise critical funds to help kids facing hunger. At this time, we do not have plans to reschedule and we will begin work immediately to bring back a fantastic event next year.  

We will also be hosting an online auction with all of the incredible silent and live auction items that were generously donated for this event. We plan to have the auction live as soon as possible and will keep it open for a week to ensure that we can provide as much support as possible to our local grantees, Good Shepard Food Bank, Preble Street, Cultivating Community and Opportunity Alliance in addition to our National No Kid Hungry Campaign. The auction will be open to the public.

Thank you again for your generous support.            

If you have any questions or concerns please contact us at tasteofthenation@strength.org.

 

June 28, 2015

VIP: 4:00pm - 8:00pm

General Admission: 5:00pm - 8:00pm

Fort Williams Park

1000 Shore Road
Cape Elizabeth, Maine

IMPORTANT UPDATE FOR MAINE'S TASTE OF THE NATION - EVENT CANCELED

As we’re sure you’ve noticed, the weather in South Portland isn’t cooperating today. While we know the people of Maine can handle rain, the wind gusts have created unsafe conditions in our tent. We have been advised that it is not safe to go forward with this afternoon’s Taste of the Nation.  

We are incredibly disappointed to cancel given the months of hard work and planning by our volunteers, chefs, sponsors and supporters. This dedicated group has worked tirelessly and given generously to build a great event and to raise critical funds to help kids facing hunger. At this time, we do not have plans to reschedule and we will begin work immediately to bring back a fantastic event next year.  

We will also be hosting an online auction with all of the incredible silent and live auction items that were generously donated for this event. We plan to have the auction live as soon as possible and will keep it open for a week to ensure that we can provide as much support as possible to our local grantees, Good Shepard Food Bank, Preble Street, Cultivating Community and Opportunity Alliance in addition to our National No Kid Hungry Campaign. The auction will be open to the public.

Thank you again for your generous support.            

If you have any questions or concerns please contact us at tasteofthenation@strength.org.

Thank you to everyone who attended Taste of the Nation Maine 2014!

 

2015 Committee Members

 

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2014 Beneficiaries - 2015 Beneficiaries coming soon!

Proceeds from our events will support these organizations which are dedicated to fighting hunger in Maine and the No Kid Hungry campaign:

Cultivating Community

Cultivating Community teaches organic and sustainable farming practices to grow food in school gardens, community spaces, and partnering farms to feed the most vulnerable in Maine.

Opportunity Alliance

Opportunity Alliance’s East End Kids Katering Summer Food Program collaborates with numerous community partners and volunteers to provide nutritious and accessible meals to children during the summer months when school is out. We are now providing over 1,200 lunches daily to children in our community at 20 locations. Through 50 integrated programs and services, The Opportunity Alliance envisions contributing meaningfully to a community in which families and individuals are thriving and supported as they pursue their aspirations for a better life. Within The Opportunity Alliance, there is a shared belief that positive change is possible.
 

Good Shepherd Food Bank

Good Shepherd Food Bank's mission is to provide food for those experiencing food insecurity by soliciting surplus food and serving as an umbrella organization for food distribution to non-profit programs and food pantries throughout Maine.

Preble Street Teen Center

Preble Street Teen Center is the hub of services for homeless and runaway youth, providing immediate access and an acclaimed service coordination model. The Center helps to meet immediate needs by providing warmth and safety, nutritious meals, clothing, and crisis intervention.

No Kid Hungry 

No child should grow up hungry in America, but one in five children struggles with hunger. Share Our Strength's No Kid Hngry Campaign is ending childhood hunger in America by ensuring all children get the healthy food they need, every day. 


 

 

 

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