Rosemont Market’s charitable giving program is committed to supporting non-profit organizations with a mission of providing nourishing food to local children and families experiencing food scarcity. We do this through redistributing products from our kitchen and markets to local organizations who place food directly in the hands of food insecure community members. Not only does this help nourish our neighbors in need, it also gives us a channel to significantly decrease food waste from our organization. We are incredibly grateful for the support of our Charitable Giving Community Partners, Good Shepherd Food Bank & The Locker Project, who make this mission possible.

Community Funded Initiatives

In an effort to offer Rosemont customers regular opportunities to take part in supporting our mission and community, we have created what we call Community Funded Initiatives.

Current Initiatives

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One of our longest standing initiatives features our Rosemont-made Peanut Noodles. For every purchase of our our Peanut Noodles, we donate $1 to FEED Kids, a program of Full Plates Full Potential. Since 2018, customers who have chosen to purchase Rosemont-made Sesame Noodles have contributed to the following impact on this initiative:

2021: $4,442

2022: $5,448

2023: $4,525

“This donation will be so helpful as we fund our summer grants. As you might imagine, the need remains great and we’re working hard to make sure kids have a happier, healthier summer with consistent access to healthy, free meals.” – Rebecca Dill, No Kid Hungry

We donate a portion of the proceeds from our 10-pack cookies to local organizations.

Equality Maine. For every purchase of a bag of PRIDE cookies from our pastry department, Rosemont Market & Bakery donates $1 to the Equality Maine Foundation. 

The Locker Project. For every purchase of a bag of Chocolate Chip or Spice cookies from our pastry department, Rosemont Market & Bakery donates 5% to the The Locker Project.

Past Initiaves

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Rosemont’s Register Roundup Supporting the PFAS Emergency Testing Fund established by MOFGA & Maine Farmland Trust began in February of 2022 and wrapped up in September 2022. Many generous Rosemont customers chose to round up purchases to the nearest dollar at checkout. The roundup total equaled $1,814.16 which we donated directly to the PFAS Emergency Testing Fund. This fund was established to support Maine farms coping with potential and established PFAS contamination. Learn more about this challenging issue affecting our local food system.

From spring of 2020 through spring of 2021 (throughout the course of the pandemic), we offered $10 snack packs available for purchase by our customers. For each purchase, Rosemont made a fresh and nourishing snack pack for The Locker Project, a local organization who works tirelessly to ensure food security for children by providing healthy snacks and meals to families in our community. As a result of the generous support of Rosemont customers, 569 snack packs were distributed to food-insecure families in our community during this period.

Community-focused ice cream for a good cause? Yes, it’s as amazing as it sounds. We partnered with our friends atDear Dairy to create a summertime Rosemont x Dear Dairy exclusive flavor: Strawberry Poundcake. Not only was this ice cream so yummy, it was truly a community effort. Made with yogurt fromWinter Hill Farm, pound cake from Rosemont’s bakery, and the sweetest Maine strawberries from Maxwell’s and Jordan’s farms in Cape Elizabeth sourced through a local non-profit. We donated $1 per every pint purchased for a total of $270 to Farms for Food Equity, a non-profit organization led by Penny Jordan that is working hard to reduce food waste, end hunger locally, and identify market opportunities that support the economy of farmers in Maine.

For every purchase of our Rosemont Market branded MiiR travel mug, Rosemont donated 50% of proceeds to a local organization that supports Maine Farms. Our most recent beneficiary was Cultivating Community.

In partnership with Crush Distributers & Bon Vivant Imports, 100% of the proceeds from every purchase of select wines in the spring of 2022 were donated to José Andres World Central Kitchen to benefit victims of the ongoing war in Ukraine.

Request a Donation

We have limited ability to make charitable giving donations beyond the contributions outlined above, but we are happy to consider any requests you might have. 

TO KNOW IF YOUR ORGANIZATION IS ELIGIBLE FOR A DONATION FROM ROSEMONT, PLEASE REVIEW THESE GUIDELINES:

1. We prioritize support for Greater Portland nonprofits 501(c)(3) and programs at the intersection of food, youth, and education, and those providing direct services to address food insecurity.

2. Our work is rooted in local and meaningful relationships. We prioritize our giving to organizations that operate within the same neighborhoods and communities as our markets.

PLEASE NOTE:

1. We are only offering approval for Rosemont Market gift cards and occasionally produce & product donations. We currently cannot accommodate donation requests for Rosemont-made items such as salads, entrees, & baked goods.

2. We do not accept mailed, emailed, or faxed donation requests. Any donation request submitted in those ways will not be reviewed or considered. Please submit all donation requests using this online form.

3. We can’t deliver donated gift cards. They must be mailed or picked up at your market of choice.

All donation and discount requests should be submitted at least four (4) weeks in advance of the date the donation is needed. We will be in touch with you within two (2) weeks of your submission; if you haven’t heard from us within that time, please email finn@rosemontmarket.com.

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Supporting Community

“Thank you so much for this generous donation. It is so greatly appreciated and will support the Somali Bantu Community Association to continue providing essential services to hundreds of people in the Lewiston/Auburn area.” 

– Kristina Kalolo, Somali Bantu Community Association