Lobstermen’s Relief Fund

The Lobstermen’s Relief Fund

The MLCA supports a relief fund to benefit the distressed families and children of commercial lobstermen. The Relief Fund accepts public contributions which are deposited into MLCA’s savings account. These funds are used to support Harvester families  throughout Maine in times of need. Requests for assistance are handled on a case by case basis. For more information, please contact  the MLCA office directly at 207-967-6221.


Cooks Lobster and Ale House, Bailey Island ME is hosting their third annual fundraiser for the MLCA Lobstermen’s Relief Fund Friday September 14th, 2018.

At this all-day event, 10% of all food purchases go directly the MLCA’s Lobstermen’s Relief Fund benefiting Harvester families and children experiencing hardship as a result of illness or tragedy.  All-day specials with have the full purchase price go directly to the Fund. Tito’s Vodka will be donating $1 for every drink ordered with Tito’s.  Geary’s Brewing will be offering special beers where the full price benefits the Fund. It takes a village to care for one another: many thanks to all these fine businesses for supporting the cause.

This year’s silent auction is already shaping up to be spectacular with donations from local restaurants, breweries, artists, inns, breweries and more! Last year’s auction raised thousands of dollars and by making it an all-day event, we hope to raise much more.

This event is for lobstermen and lobster-lovers alike, so plan on coming down and enjoying a beautiful September evening on the water at Cook’s Lobster and Ale House. Join Maine’s own orginal craft brewery DL Geary Brewing for two special ales that benefit the Relief Fund directly. Listen to live music on the deck from Portland’s up-and-coming Americana band Snughouse! Savor delicious all day specials. Boat tie-ups are available.

The Maine Lobstermen’s Community Alliance is a 501(c)3 organization and all donations are tax-deductible.

Moved by the 2016 tragic death of young lobsterman Jon Popham, Cook’s Lobster and Ale House  began a yearly event to benefit the MLCA Relief Fund. We are grateful to owners Jenn and Nick Charbonneau and General Manager Mary Coombs for their commitment to Maine’s lobstering communities.



The MLCA accepts donations directly to the fund as well.  Please makes checks payable to MLCA Relief Fund, PO Box 315, Kennebunk ME 04043.    For more information, please contact Andi Pelletier at andi@mainelobstermen.org

Or donate online.