Contributions to our General Fund give us the most flexibility to direct dollars where they are needed most - compensating class instructors fairly for their time and expertise, improving our physical campus in Wiscasset to better support our stakeholders and our efforts, ongoing operational costs, supporting and contributing to other organizations' efforts to lift up Maine food and beverage producers, and much more.
Every dollar makes a difference and we thank you sincerely for considering a contribution to the Maine Food and Beverage Education Center!
Other ways to SUPPOrT US
While we don't have a formal volunteer program just yet, if you have expertise that you'd like to share, we'd like to hear from you! We are always looking for advisors, extra support during classes and events, and relationships with people who share our passion for Maine-made food and drink.
Are you a Maine-based food/drink producer, chef or representative of a Maine-based food/drink trade association? If you're looking for a venue for classes or other events that spotlight Maine ingredients or industries, we want to work with you! We are always looking for great topics and instructors and would love to collaborate with you to educate consumers about your product or industry.
Become a Member
Love the work we're doing? Want first-in-line access to Maine Tasting Center programs? Become member today!
Membership donations directly support our ongoing work to build places of encounter between Maine's food and beverage producers & the public. Members are at the very heart of the community we are building around food, and enjoy opportunities to engage with our work in unique ways.
Member benefits include:
Quarterly bulletin with news, spotlight stories, travel ideas, and more.
Early access to The Learning Center events/classes.
10% off Maine Tasting Center events/classes + automatic entry into quarterly raffles for ticket vouchers (beginning January 2023).
Exclusive discounts at the Tasting Room.
Invitations to members-only events.
... and we've got other ideas brewing! Join us today!
A few notes about membership dues:
We recognize that our members come from different economic backgrounds and ask that you give at a level that is meaningful and feasible to you. All gifts - no matter the size - have an impact, so all benefits are available to all members.
We are a Maine nonprofit, but we are currently waiting on our federal 501(c)3 designation. As such, donations at this time are NOT tax deductible.