Free summer lunch program for kids!

Kids Free LunchSummer vacation means many things to children in the Freeport area- sunshine, freedom, outdoor play and family outings. But for a growing number of kids the end of school also means an end to the school lunch program, which provides the one nutritious meal they can depend on each day. Once again, Freeport Community Services (FCS) will be running the Summer Free Lunch for Kids program. Beginning on June 25th and running daily through August 31st – except the 4th of July - FCS will be preparing and serving free, healthy lunches for children.

Meals distributed at the Freeport Community Center, and at Mast Landing School will be provided to all eligible children free of charge. (To be eligible to receive free meals at these sites, children must meet the income guidelines for reduced-price meals in the National School Lunch Program.) Children who are part of households that receive Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP, formally foods stamps) benefits or benefits under the Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FCPIR), or Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) are automatically eligible to receive free meals.

Meals distributed at the Village View Apartments Community Room, and at Wildwood Acres on Elm Street will be provided to all children with no income or residency requirements!

Lunch at all sites is served at 11:30 am – 12pm Monday through Friday. All children under the age of 19 are welcome.
For more information, call Sarah Lundin at 865-3985 x205.

Volunteers are needed Monday – Friday to prepare, deliver, serve and monitor lunches at these sites. If you are interested in helping, please contact Debbie Daggett, Volunteer Coordinator at 865-3985 x206, or email ddaggett@fcsmaine.org.

 

 

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form (AD-3027) found online here, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in a letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866)632-9992. Submit your completed complaint form or letter to USDA by mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W. Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202)690-7442 or email.

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