Even in this time of uncertainty, we are seeing many Mainers helping Mainers through a variety of avenues. We at Portside are committed to supporting our community throughout this time and wanted to share with you a few ways you too can help.
Here are three ways:
Help feed Maine kids affected by COVID-19-related school closings by contributing to the Full Plates Emergency Fund. There are over 184,000 Maine students and 43% rely on school meals every single day. Now that schools are closing, they are working hard to ensure that these critical meals for our kids continue — and they need your help.
Full Plates Full Potential and our statewide partners have created an emergency fund to support schools and communities serving grab-and-go meals during school closures. Full Plates has dedicated $10,000 to the emergency fund, but the need is urgent and great. Here's how you can help.
2. Mainers Together
In this time of crisis, the Maine People's Alliance has decided to dedicate organizing resources to supporting community-based efforts to respond to the community distress caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and protect our most vulnerable friends and neighbors.
Please use the website below, mainerstogether.com, to make a request for help, an offer of assistance, or a donation to the Maine Together Fund.
3. Support Small Businesses!
Many local restaurants, coffee shops, and breweries are adjusting to better serve you! You can purchase a gift card, takeout or delivery order to support our local buisnesses during these uncertain times. Here's a list from Portland Food Map with many options!