Support for kids when they need it most
Our programs serve Maine youth and families year-round.
Our Youth and Family Programs focus on meeting the nutritional needs of children during the times they are most likely to experience hunger: after school, on weekends, and during summer vacation.
We partner with over 210 public schools, early childhood centers, and college campuses to provide consistent access to nutritious food for students and their families.
Our school partners not only serve as food distribution sites in vulnerable areas but also function as vital community resource hubs where families feel welcomed, supported, and safe.
The Kid’s Café program provides highly nutritious, kid-friendly snacks and prepared meals at community locations during after school hours.
In addition to providing a safe space for children to work on homework and explore new interests, Kid’s Café partners also host nutrition education programs for participants year-round.
During the summer months, we work with partners in Brewer and Bangor to serve up freshly prepared meals that are both nutritious and delicious for FREE to children ages 18 and under.
Use the Summer Meal Site Finder or text “Summer Meals” to 97779 / Call 1-866-348-6479 to find a site near you.
Meet the team that supports our Youth and Family Initiative Programs.