As a cooperative, supporting our community is very important to us. It’s right there in the cooperative principles:
#7 Concern for Community Co-operatives work for the sustainable development of their communities through policies approved by their members.
We support our local economy by providing a year-round outlet for hundreds of Maine farmers and producers. In 2014, Rising Tide purchased more than $1.1 million in goods from Maine-based suppliers.
We regularly donate to the Ecumenical Food Pantry, Lincoln County Animal Shelter, and many other local nonprofits. In 2014, we donated more than $19,000 in food and goods to community organizations.