Good Shepherd Food Bank Partners With Bangor & Brewer Nonprofits to Sponsor Six Summer Meals Sites
Sites will offer free meals to Bangor/Brewer youth throughout summer
Bangor, ME (June 15, 2017) – – Good Shepherd Food Bank will be sponsoring six Summer Meals sites where Bangor and Brewer children can receive free nutritious meals this summer, when the school meals they depend on through the school year are unavailable.
Through partnerships with the Bangor Housing Authority, Bangor YMCA, Bangor Public Library, Bangor School Department, and Brewer Housing Authority, and the Rock Church meals will be offered at the following sites:
|Site Name||Site Address||Days Open||Service Hours||Dates|
|Bangor Public Library||145 Harlow Street
|M – F||12 – 1pm||June 26 – Aug 25|
|Bangor YMCA||17 2nd Street Bangor, ME||M – F||Breakfast: 9 – 9:30am
Lunch: 12 – 12:45pm
|June 19 – Aug 25|
|Brewer Housing Authority||Rinfret Drive Brewer, ME||M – F||12 – 1pm||June 26 – Aug 25|
|Capehart||161 Davis Road
|M – F||12 – 1pm||June 19 – Aug 25|
|Fairmount School||58 13th Street
|M – F||Breakfast: 8:30 – 9am
Lunch: 12 – 1pm
|July 3 – July 28|
|The Rock Church||1195 Ohio Street
|M – F||Breakfast: 8 – 8:30am
Lunch: 12 – 1pm
|June 26 – June 30|
“We are excited to once again sponsor the Summer Food Service Program in Bangor and Brewer,” says Kristen Miale, president of Good Shepherd Food Bank. “More than 80,000 Maine children depend on the National School Lunch program during the school year. Despite the availability of funding from the USDA, only approximately 25 percent of those students receive meals during the long summer break, due to a variety of obstacles such as lack of awareness and accessible sites. With our partners in the area, we’re working to make sure more kids in the Bangor region have nutritious meals this summer.”
The Food Bank estimates it will reach more than 175 children daily with the Summer Meals program. Meals are provided to all children under age 18 without charge. The attached flyer provides additional information about the Bangor & Brewer Summer Meals program.
For a map of all Summer Food Service Program sites across Maine, visit www.fns.usda.gov/summer-food-rocks/
Summer Food Service Program meals are the same for all children regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability, and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service.
About Good Shepherd Food Bank
As the largest hunger relief organization in Maine, Good Shepherd Food Bank provides for Mainers facing hunger by distributing nutritious food to more than 400 partner agencies across the state, including food pantries, meal sites, schools, and senior programs. Together with its network, the Food Bank leads a statewide effort to combat the root causes of hunger by engaging in advocacy, nutrition education, and strategic partnerships. In 2016, the Food Bank distributed more than 21 million meals to families, children, and seniors in need throughout Maine. Website: www.feedingmaine.org; Phone: (207) 782-3554; Facebook: www.facebook.com/feedingmaine; Twitter: www.twitter.com/feedingmaine.
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