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There are many easy ways to support our work

Seacoast Eat Local is a registered non-profit, 501(c)3 organization and all donations made to the organization are 100% tax-deductible. Our tax identification number is 45-2547575. The work we do and our impact rely on donations from a variety of individuals, families, and foundations and every donation is incredibly important. It’s our goal to harness the potential giving of our community to make a positive impact on the local food system. There are a variety of ways you can donate and remember that no gift is too small.


Common Cents Program

If you’re like most people, you don’t often have spare change in your pocket these days with so many purchases being made using a credit or debit card. If you did have spare change would you consider donating it to us?  Now there’s an exciting new way you can! Link your credit or debit card to our Common Cents program and every purchase you make using that card will round up to the next dollar. All the round-up change will be tallied each month and donated to Seacoast Eat Local. Every time you shop, you’ll be supporting our mission! Get started by clicking here or text EATLOCAL to 26989.

Cultivators (Monthly Donations)

Have you thought about making a donation but feel like your gift isn’t enough? At Seacoast Eat Local, we value every donor and their willingness to give.  Consider donating a smaller amount each month.  If you don’t have $50 to give now you can commit as little as $5 per month. For the price of one latte, a pint of beer, or that pastry from your favorite bakery you can start making a meaningful monthly contribution to support our mission. Join our community of Cultivators and support our work all year! Get started by clicking here or text EATLOCAL to 26989.

One-Time Donations

Many individuals and families decide to donate to nonprofit organizations at certain times of the year.  Seacoast Eat Local welcomes one-time donations any time. You can always donate online through the floating donate button on our website or by sending a check to: Seacoast Eat Local, 2 Washington St. Suite 331, Dover, NH 03820. Feel free to include a brief message or note about your donation so we can learn a little about you and why you chose to donate to us. You can also invite friends, family, and co-workers to make a donation to Seacoast Eat Local in your honor as a birthday present to you.


Amazon Smile

Are you a frequent shopper on Amazon.com?  Now, all your purchases on Amazon can directly benefit Seacoast Eat Local. Any purchase you make through our Amazon Smile link will donate a portion of your sale to us. Click the image above to link your Amazon account to benefit Seacoast Eat Local.

We Fund Local Online Gift Store

A wonderful nonprofit called We Fund Local started an online gift store with all proceeds going to organizations like Seacoast Eat Local. Do you need to buy a gift for someone? Check out the store
here and use code EATLOCAL at checkout to make sure all proceeds go to support our mission! They have everything from greeting cards, books, jewelry, clothing, candles, and much more.


Stock Donations

Donations of stock can be made to Seacoast Eat Local through our investment account.  A licensed broker handles the transaction and will turn your stock into a dollar value donation to us. If you have questions or would like to make a donation of stock, please contact [email protected]


Bequests

We’re always happy to start talking with you now about how your money can make a lasting legacy. If you’re interested in including Seacoast Eat Local in your will or living trust, contact [email protected]


Donor Testimonials

Sherri Nixon

How long have you been involved with Seacoast Eat Local and in what ways?

My connection with Seacoast Eat Local began in 2014 volunteering at the Winter Farmers Markets.  Shortly after that I joined the SNAP Committee, helping with fundraising and expansion to additional markets in the area.  In 2015 I joined the Board on which I served for six years, four of those as Treasurer.

How has your experience with Seacoast Eat Local benefited both you and your community?

The amount of knowledge I’ve gained from my association with SEL has been a tremendous benefit – learning how local food is grown and produced, where the farms are located, and the many ways local food can be accessed.  The farm and food producing community is a critical asset in our community as food grown locally supports local jobs and our local economy, farms save land from development, proper soil management protects the environment, and local food is fresher and hasn’t required excessive transportation to reach us.

What keeps you motivated to stay involved?

As vital and important as our local food community is, there are still many who are unaware of, or unable to realize, the benefits of supporting our local food system.  Overcoming barriers to local food access and helping people experience the benefits of eating local food provide many opportunities to stay involved with Seacoast Eat Local.

What are you most excited about for the future of Seacoast Eat Local’s work in the community?

Reaching new consumers through educational programs offers a tremendous potential for all involved.  Seeing these new opportunities come to fruition is an exciting view of SEL’s future work.

Robin Schweikart

How long have you been involved with Seacoast Eat Local and in what ways?

I grew up in an agricultural area in Pennsylvania where locally grown food was readily available and had longed for that opportunity here in the Seacoast area. My husband Dave and I first became aware of Seacoast Eat Local at the very first Winter Farmers’ Market in 2007 and the rest is history. I’ve gone from an enthusiastic consumer to a member of the board in those 14 years.

How has your experience with Seacoast Eat Local benefited both you and your community?

The winter months have become far less bleak with the advent of the twice-monthly Winter Markets for both us and the farming community since it provides income for farmers at a more difficult time of year. These markets also allow those with a more limited budget to access this wonderful food through SEL’s SNAP benefit.

What keeps you motivated to stay involved?

I have the pleasure of experiencing an insider’s view on the dedication of the SEL staff and volunteers to all aspects of the programs they are involved with, from markets and SNAP to the SAMM Van and Seacoast Harvest. I also now consider many of the local farmers to be friends, and I have watched their success develop over the years.

What are you most excited about for the future of Seacoast Eat Local’s work in the community?

The strategic plan that has evolved over the past year is a framework for building a more robust food community that will strengthen both consumers and producers while managing to keep the agricultural integrity of the area.