Lend Your Support to Healthy Island Project
Healthy Island Project was founded to enhancing the health and wellbeing of the Deer Isle – Stonington community. Whether it’s supporting older island residents, providing sustainable food offerings to students, teaching residents healthy behaviors, or gathering to celebrate our community, HIP offers something for everyone. Your support enables us to do what we do.
We are grateful for all of our supporters — native islanders, transplants, seasonal residents, and summer people — for the part that each plays. Creating a healthy community involves all of us. We couldn’t do it without you!
Ways to Give
We are currently seeking the following donations:
Work Table on Wheels (Value: $175 - $400)
Two stainless steel tables are needed at the Community of Christ Church to effectively prep, plate, and serve meals. One additional table is needed at Deer Isle – Stonington High School as a dedicated work station, allowing six students to participate in the class.
Small Tools (Value: $200 - $400)
We are in need of small tools, food-grade containers, and hotel pans to more efficiently and safely prepare and store food.
Hand Wash Sink (Value: $250 - $325)
Dedicated hand wash sinks are critical to preventing the flow of pathogens. State of Maine code requires that hands must be washed in a sink designated for hand washing. We are in need of sinks for three of our cooking locations: 1) Community of Christ Church, 2) Deer Isle – Stonington High School, and 3) HIP office.
Washing Machine (Value: $850 - $1,000)
A dedicated washing machine at Deer Isle – Stonington High School will provide a sanitary way to wash kitchen towels and uniforms.
Commercial Cooler (Value: $1500)
Current refrigeration at our two primary cooking sites are household grade and not reliable for commercial usage. To minimize the risk of foodborne illness and to safely store foods, we currently have to transport prepared food to various off-site locations.
Freezer (Value: $1750)
Over 50 volunteer bakers prepare desserts, breads, and breakfast items for the the HIP Lunch Box program each week. Items are stored frozen until delivery day. Our capacity is currently inadequate, as baked goods must be transported off-site to a walk-in freezer.
Lend a hand and volunteer for HIP
Healthy Island Project is always seeking volunteers to support our health programming. We currently need assistance delivering meals to seniors, working the HIP booth at the farmer’s market, and tending to our community garden. For more information on ways you can help, call (207) 367-6332.