Events

We are so humbled and thankful for the local businesses who help us in our mission to feed food insecure children in Maine. These are just a handful of the events and promotions that have help raise funds, food and awareness of the Locker Project.

For a complete list of our produce distributions this month, click here.

July 23
Join us this summer for a series of festive pop up picnics at four different community gardens around Portland. Enjoy a free dinner, meet your neighbors and explore the gardens! And, the Locker Project will be distributing free produce, meats, and breads!
All picnics are from 6-7:30 PM and rain dates are the Monday after the originally scheduled date. These events are free and open to all.

Please bring your own picnic blanket or chair.

Pop up Picnics are organized by Wayside Food Programs and Cultivating Community and sponsored by Town And Country Federal Credit Union Better Neighbor Fund.
September 30
This year benefits the Locker Project!

Stay tuned FMI of the race and ways you can help them have a great race weekend.
June 28, 2018
Attention all past and present volunteers! We're throwing you a thank-you party! Thursday, June 28, 5-7 p.m., at Rising Tide Brewing at 103 Fox St, East Bayside, Portland. Great beverages, tasty munchies, games, awards, and music! RSVP: info@mainelockerproject.org
March 31, 2018
Rising Tide, the Portland Food Co-op, and Mayo Street Arts are putting on a dance party to benefit the Locker Project March 31 (the night of a blue moon!)

$20 in advance/ $25 at the door! GET YOUR TICKETS TODAY!
February 28, 2018
A warmup party (starts at 5:30) to the Sunaana festival (read further down) featuring a performance by SnugHouse (starting around 7) is happening at the Thirsty Pig on Exchange Street, Portland, Wednesday evening, and will benefit the Locker Project! Come together with a bunch of the event supporters, members of the beer community, some of the festival artists and raise a glass. Enjoy an Icelandic-style hotdog in the spirit of the Sunaana festival!

THIS SHOW IS FREE TO THE PUBLIC!

This is Sunaana in the City! A kickoff to the weekend festival taking place in Brick South on Thompson's Point on Friday march 2nd and Saturday March 3rd.
December 6 - 10, 2017
Our friends at Bissell Brothers have once again chosen the Locker Project as a beneficiary of their Four Weeks of Giving. From Dec. 6 - 10, they'll be accepting food donations at their Thomspon's Point location culminating with a bash on December 10th. See you there!
Saturday, October 28, noon - 6 p.m.
ChangeFest at LLBean, put on by World of Change, hopes to break the world's record for most amount of change collected - all to benefit charities like the Locker Project! Come join us and several other amazing organizations. From 3 - 3:45, join us at the demo tent and help us fill 100 backpacks donated by LLBean w/ kids' take-home food!
Saturday, November 4, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Bring all your knives you're dying to get that cutting edge with. The sharpenings are done by a representative from Wüsthof Cutlery on anyone's knives who walk in the door: FIRST HALF OF THE DAY IN PORTLAND, 161 Commercial St; 2nd HALF OF DAY IN SCARBOROUGH, 448 Payne Road. First knife sharpened for free...and up to 3 more knives for a donation of $3/each. From LeRoux Kitchen: "We are doing the sharpening in our Portland store that day from 10am – 1pm; and in our Scarborough store from 2pm – 5pm." Come hang out, support a cause, and go home sharp!
Saturday & Sunday, November 18 & 19, 9a.m. - 4p.m.
This two-day art and crafts show, raffles, and bake sale at Memorial Middle School in South Portland is sure to please the pallets, senses, and winning streaks! And benefits the Locker Project. Free entry.
Sunday, October 22, 1 - 5 p.m.
You don't actually have to be invited. But you have to pay to play and to benefit the Locker Project! Whoo-hoo! $50 per teams of 2. 122 Anderson Street, Portland. Co-hosted by Tandem Coffee and Devilish Wines. Click the link FMI or email eastbaysidecroquet@gmail.com to register your team!
Thursday, October 5
Stockhouse Restaurant & Sports Pub​ and Lularoe Terri & Chris​ are doing another fundraiser for the Locker Project to help Westbrook schools! Come out and have a tasty treat and get some swanky leggings for a great cause!
Saturday, August 5, 2017
The Locker Project will be outside the main gates for the Alabama Shakes Concert at Thompsons Point. We're collecting the following items so we can restock our school pantries for the start of the school year: mac 'n cheese, granola bars, chicken noodle soup, Chef Boyardee ravioli, ready meals, canned beans, fruit snacks, small boxes of cereal, and small bags/boxes of rice. Grab an extra when you go grocery shopping this week and drop it at our table! Thank you!
Saturday, June 10, 2017
When you shop at any of participating locations in Portland's Downtown on Saturday, you'll be helping the Locker Project! Click for a list of retailers!
May 24, 2017
Join us for "Big Bowl Night & Silent Auction" on May 24th at Easy Day in South Portland!

Register your bowling team online (4-5 people) and help us raise food and funds for the Locker Project; as they strive to eliminate food insecurity in Maine's public schools.

Don't bowl? No problem. Enjoy awesome pizza and drinks while bidding on items in our silent auction. Food and cash donations will also be graciously accepted.

Hope to see you there!
January 20, 2017
Woodford F&B, in partnership with Allagash Brewing Company, helped raise awareness and funds for the Locker Project. Allagash graciously provided the beer and Woodford F&B created special menu items – where all proceeds went directly to The Locker Project!
December 6, 2016
Benchmark hosted their first annual "FOUR A CAUSE" holiday soiree at Portland House of Music and Events (PHOME). They selected four awesome charities, and we were honored to be one of them!

Food was provided by Aurora Provisions and the whole room was rocking out to sounds of Model Airplane.
November 27, 2016
Bissell Brothers' Thompsons Point location was the place to be from noon to 5... for good times and great beer! All proceeds were generously donated to help us in our mission to connect food-insecure children in Maine with nourishing food – to improve their learning capacity, health, and future!
June 19, 2016
Ever wonder what your servers, bartenders, cooks, bakers, baristas and restaurant owners do in their spare time? Well, Show Off compiled some of their talents into one night of great entertainment for a great cause!

Show Off is a variety show brought to you by the Portland Restaurant Industry, in support of Portland's own Locker Project!