News Alert – August 6, 2015 – Maine Supreme Court rules in favor of the Legislature who maintained that the 65 bills the Governor vetoed and sent to the Legislature on July 16 had in fact already become law. There are four bills of interest to MGFPA members that will highlighted in the newsletter.
The Maine Grocers & Food Producers Association is pleased to announce the 2015 Maine Grocers & Food Producers Association Scholarship Program recipients. The recipients will each receive a $1,000 scholarship. Please join me in wishing them the very best!
Janessa Plummer, Plummer’s Shop’n Save in Buxton and 2014 Maine State Best Bagger Champion wins again in 2015! Janessa proved that practice makes perfect in defending her title. Tanya Odgen, Shaw’s Lewiston placed second overall and Alyssa Brann, Hannaford China placed third. Nine baggers participated in this 2nd Annual Maine State Best Bagging Championship. Janessa will represent Maine at the 2016 National Grocers Association Best Bagger Championship. Thank you to all participants and to our very generous sponsors!
Good Shepherd Food Bank Receives $25,000 Sponsorship from Hannaford Supermarkets to combat child hunger in Maine. The funds will be used to support their School Pantry and BackPack Programs in at-risk communities statewide. Two members doing wonderful work!
October 13 & 14 at the Hilton Garden Inn. Registrations are now being accepted for the 7th Annual Maine Food Means Business 2015 Summit.
Stay tuned for further details; better yet, register here today to reserve your seat! See you there.