Community Blood Drive
Please consider donating blood to help save a life! We are partnering with our friends at Johnson Hall to coordinate a blood drive in the Gardiner Business Community. The blood drive is on TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 19th from 1:00 – 6:00 PM at JOHNSON HALL, 280 WATER STREET IN GARDINER.
You must register an appointment to give blood. Please visit THIS PAGE and select Johnson Hall as your location. Then proceed through the sign-up page. We appreciate your donation. If you are unable to give blood please consider finding someone else who is 🙂
Now Offering Maine Harvest Bucks
Maine Harvest Bucks are known as “nutrition incentives,” which increase the value of federal nutrition assistance dollars (SNAP/EBT) spent at participating farmers’ markets, Community Supported Agriculture farms, and retail outlets that sell local produce such as the Co-op. The program is put on by The Main Farmland Trust.
At the Gardiner Co-op the program will work as follows and is only eligible for purchases made with an EBT card. For every local item purchased, the customer will earn one Harvest Bucks $5 voucher (limit to 3 vouchers earned per customer per day). Examples of local products include bread, dairy, meat, jam, and other locally produced food products that are accepted by EBT. Each $5 voucher may then be spent during future visits on local produce items.
Highlights of Maine Harvest Bucks
SNAP shoppers can buy more healthy food
Maine farmers gain new customers
More food dollars stay in the local economy