MCHPP Summer Food Service Program

Providing lunches and snacks 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 micoast 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. There were more than 100 sites throughout the state in the summer of 2015.

In summer of 2017 we operated over 10 sites in our service area that were either open or enrolled. An open site is one that anyone, aged 2-18, may visit to receive a free meal – no questions asked. An enrolled site means that those who have registered for a summer camp at one of these locations and are also eligible to receive free or reduced lunch during the school year may receive a free meal. The 2018 site locations are laid out below, with the times listed for open sites. If you have any questions you can contact our Summer Food Service Program Coordinator, Mary Sasso, at msasso@mchpp.org or 207-725-2716 x307.

Brunswick

Harriet Beecher Stowe/Summer Rec Program

44 Mckeen Street

Brunswick, ME 04011

Dates/time served: June 25 – August 16; M,T,W,Th,F

Breakfast and Lunch

Site type: Enrolled

Pathways

16 Burbank St.

Brunswick, ME 04011

Dates/time served: June 25 – August 28; M,T,W,Th,F

Breakfast and Lunch

Site type: Enrolled

Perryman Village

1 Perryman Drive

Brunswick, ME 04011

Dates/time served: June 25 – August 31; M,T,W,Th,F

12 – 1pm Lunch

Site type: Open

Curtis Memorial Library

23 Pleasant St

Brunswick, ME 04011

Dates/time served: June 25 – August 24; M,T,W,Th,F

12 – 1pm Lunch

Site type: Open

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Topsham

Mount Ararat Middle School

66 Republic Ave.

Topsham, ME 04086

Dates/time served: July 9 – August 10; M,T,W,Th,F

11:30am-12:30pm Lunch

Site type: Open

 

 

 

Harpswell

Harpswell Town Office

263 Mountain Road

Harpswell, ME 04079

Dates/time served: June 25 – August 24; M,T,W,Th,F

noon – 1pm Lunch

Site type: Open

 

 

 

Richmond

Marcia Buker Elementary School

28 High St.

Richmond, ME 04357

Dates/time served: July 9 – August 10; M,T,W,Th,F

11am – noon Lunch, 7:30am – 8am Breakfast (T,W,Th only)

Site type: Open

 

 

 

Bowdoinham

Bowdoinham Estates

29 Preble Road

Bowdoinham, ME 04008

Dates/time served: June 26 – August 29; T,W

noon – 12:30pm Lunch

Site type: Open

 

 

 

Lisbon

Lisbon Community School

33 Mill Street

Lisbon, ME 04250

Dates/time served: June 25 – August 10, M,T,Th

11:30am-noon Lunch, 2-2:30pm Snack

Site type: Open

Gartley Street School

19 Gartley Street

Lisbon, ME 04252

Dates/time served: July 10 – August 9, T,W,Th

Breakfast and Lunch

Site type: Enrolled

MTM Community Center

18 School Street

Lisbon, ME 04252

Dates/time served: June 25 – August 10; M,T,Th

11:30 – noon Lunch, 2 – 2:30pm Snack

Site type: Open

 

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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 2012

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Percent increase in MCHPP's SFSP usage from 2013 to 2014

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