Several local organizations are coming together to provide kids and teens with free, healthy meals throughout the summer through the USDA-funded summer food service program.
The program is open to all children ages 18 and under, no questions asked and no registration required. While many sites offer programming, kids do not need to be enrolled in programs in order to receive meals. Healthy Lincoln County sponsors the participating organizations, and altogether they serve between 10,000-12,000 meals each summer.
“This summer, in addition to our returning meal sites, we are making plans for our first-ever mobile summer meals unit, something like a free food truck for kids that come to their neighborhood. We’re very excited, and there is more to come on that soon,” said Kate Martin, director of Healthy Lincoln County.
Meals will be provided at the following sites, and more sites will be added soon (in alphabetical order by town):
– Boothbay — Clifford Playground
– Boothbay — Camp Knickerbocker
– Boothbay Region YMCA
– Damariscotta — CLC YMCA
– Jefferson — Jefferson Scoop
– Waldoboro — Miller School
– Waldoboro — Medomak Valley High School
– Waldoboro Public Library
– Wiscasset Community Recreation Center
The full schedule will be posted soon on the Lincoln County Summer Meals Facebook page, and more information is available by calling 563-1330 or going to healthylincolncounty.org. The schedule is subject to change.