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Good Shepherd Food Bank Partners With Bangor & Brewer Nonprofits to Sponsor Seven Summer Lunch Sites

Sites will offer free meals to Bangor/Brewer youth throughout the summer

BANGOR, Maine – Good Shepherd Food Bank will once again sponsor Summer Lunch sites where Bangor and Brewer children can receive free nutritious meals throughout the summer.

Through partnerships with the Bangor School Department, Bangor Boys & Girls Club, Brewer Housing Authority, Fields Pond Audubon Center, Maine Discovery Museum, and The Rock Church meals will be offered at the following sites:

Brewer Housing Authority Rinfret Drive Pavilion
Rinfret Drive Pavilion, Brewer
M – F 12 – 1 pm June 21 – Aug 27

Vine Street School
66 Vine Street, Bangor
M – F Breakfast: 9:00 – 9:30 am
Lunch: 12:00pm – 1:00pm July 5 – July 30

Fairmount School
58 13th Street, Bangor
M-F Breakfast: 9:00 – 9:30 am
Lunch: 12:00 – 1:00 pm July 5 – July 30

The Rock Church
1195 Ohio Street, Bangor
M-Th 12 pm – 1 pm June 21- June 24

Capehart Community Center
161 Davis Road, Bangor
M-F Breakfast: 9:00 – 9:30 am
Lunch: 11:30 – 12:30pm June 28 – August 8

Bangor Boys & Girls Club
1009 Ohio Street, Bangor
M-F Breakfast: 9:00 – 9:30 am
Lunch: 11:30 – 12:30pm June 28 – August 8

Bangor Boys & Girls
Club 26 Downeast Circle, Bangor
M-F Breakfast: 9:00 – 9:30 am
Lunch: 11:30 – 12:30pm June 28 – August 8

“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 about 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 125 children daily with the Summer Lunch program. Meals are provided to all children under age 18 without charge.

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Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.
To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at:, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

(1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
(2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or
(3) email:

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

The Maine Human Rights Act prohibits discrimination because of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, religion, ancestry or national origin.

Complaints of discrimination must be filed at the office of the Maine Human Rights Commission, 51 State House Station, Augusta, Maine 04333-0051. If you wish to file a discrimination complaint electronically, visit the Human Rights Commission website at and complete an intake questionnaire. Maine is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

Updated 1/13/2020

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School may be out, but central Maine organizations ensure students get meals