MCHPP Summer Food Service Program

Providing nutritious meals to children in need during school summer vacation
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About The Summer Food Service Program…

Every day, many of our neighbors are struggling to put food on the table. This problem is made worse in the summer months, when kids don’t have access to free & reduced lunches. The federal Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) helps to alleviate some of this strain, as well as provide a safe place for kids to be kids!

MCHPP provides food and site coordination for a variety of SFSP sites in the Mid Coast Maine area.

 

The Summer Food Service Program is a national program that provides free meals to children during the summer months. It is sponsored locally by Mid Coast Hunger Prevention Program, in partnership with the Maine Department of Education. In the Summer of 2018, 123 Sponsors provided 727,238 meals and snacks throughout Maine at 450 sites!

In summer of 2019 MCHPP operated over 12 sites in our service area, both open and enrolled. An open site is one that anyone, aged 0-18, may visit to receive a free meal – no questions asked. An enrolled site operates at locations such as summer camps, in which qualifying enrolled kids may receive free meals at camp through SFSP. See the list below for sites operating during 2021.  If you have any questions, you can contact our Program Coordinator, Haley Dolloff, at hdolloff@mchpp.org or 207-725-2716 x308.

Stay tuned for more information about our meal sites and times during Summer 2021.

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Percent of U.S. public school students eligible for free and reduced lunches

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Percent of low income Maine children who aren't getting summer meals

Million U.S. children lived in food-insecure households in 2016

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