Support Our 2023 Spring Appeal

Donor to Provide $25,000 in Matching Funds – Friends and partners who make sustaining, annual contributions are the backbone of our mission to eradicate food insecurity on MDI and beyond!

Summer brings bounty. But many people on Mount Desert Island and in neighboring towns and islands face food insecurity in the summer and all year around. Open Table MDI aims to help feed people with healthy food and, even more importantly, offers a sense of community.
By donating to Open Table MDI now, you can help provide for your neighbors without enough to eat.
  • In 2022, Open Table MDI served nearly 20,000 meals at our Tuesday supper
  • We delivered over 15,000 additional meals through The Good Food Box, as part of the MDI Food Access Project.
  • Demand for our programs has increased dramatically in the past few years. The number of people we serve has almost tripled since 2020.
  • In responding to community demand, we have stretched our capacity and need more funding and more volunteers.
Our success comes with growing costs. We are not only serving more families, food itself is more expensive. To keep helping our neighbors, we must raise $24,000 every month, most of which goes directly to buying food.
As of May 1, the MDI Food Access Project’s Good Food Box is on hiatus until fall 2023. We simply need more help to keep this crucial program going.
As you donate, please remember your gift is filling a great need:
  • $5000 would buy all the food for the Good Food Box for one month
  • $4000 would purchase all the to-go containers needed for an entire year
  • $600 buys eggs for our clients for 2 weeks
  • $100 feeds five families of four for a week
Join us at a Tuesday Supper or volunteer to chop or serve (it’s fun!), so you can see for yourself just how much of an impact we make on both individual lives and on our entire community. Every dollar counts. With you we can feed MDI!