|The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Food and Nutrition Service sponsors the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) that ensures all low income children continue to receive nutritious meals when school is not in session. The SFSP serves more than 200 million free meals to children 18 years and under at approved sites. Meals are provided without charge and 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. The USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer. For more information and a complete listing of approved sites near you, visit www.fns.usda.gov/sfsp/summer-food-service-program. The following sites are offering Summer Food Service Programs for area children.
THOMPSON FREE LIBRARY
The Thompson Free Library will be participating in the Summer Food Service Program on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM. The Thompson Free Library will be giving out free bag lunches to anyone under the age of 18. The summer lunch program, in partnership with SeDoMoCha and the Department of Education will be held through Thursday, August 4th. Lunch will be served outside, otherwise it will be moved into the library basement. The library is located at 186 East Main Street in Dover-Foxcroft. For more information contact the library at 564-3350.
MSAD #53 will be participating in the Summer Food Service Program. Lunch will be provided on a first come, first serve basis, at the sites and times as follows: Vickery School at 170 School Street in Pittsfield from 11:30 AM to 12 PM; Pittsfield Public Library at 110 Library Street in Pittsfield from 12:30 to 1 PM. The program will be held Monday through Friday, until Friday, August 5th. Contact the Vickery School at 487-5575 or the Pittsfield Public Library at 487-5880 for more information.
SIMPSON MEMORIAL LIBRARY
The Simpson Memorial Library would like to announce its participation in the USDA’s Summer Food Program. Free summer meals for kids and teens 18 and under will served at the library only on Tuesday’s starting at 12 PM and will continue through Tuesday, August 2nd. Adults may have a meal as well, for $3. The library is located at 8 Plymouth Road in Carmel. For more information contact Ms. Becky at 848-7145.
RIDGE VIEW COMMUNITY SCHOOL
The Ridge View Community School will be offering a Summer Meal Program for all children 18 years old and under through Friday, July 29th. The breakfast and lunch will be served at the Ridge View Community School located at 175 Fern Road in Dexter. Breakfast will be served from 8 to 8:30 AM and lunch from 11:30 AM to 12 PM, Monday through Friday. For more information contact Nancy Price, Food Services Director, at 924-6000 extension 2206.
NEWPORT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
RSU #19, Newport Elementary School will be participating in the Summer Meal Program through Monday, August 8th. Breakfast and lunch will be offered Monday through Friday, with breakfast from 8:30 to 9 AM and lunch from 11:30 AM to 12 PM. The school is located at 142 Elm Street. For more information contact 362-8437.
NOKOMIS REGIONAL HIGH
Nokomis Regional High will be offering a Summer Meal Program through Friday, August 12th. Meals will be served the Nokomis Regional High on 266 Williams Road in Newport Monday through Friday. Breakfast will be served from 8:30 to 9 PM and lunch served from 11:30 AM to 12 PM. For more information contact 368-4377.
NEWPORT CULTURAL CENTER
The Newport Cultural Center will be participating in the Summer Meal Program through Friday, August 12th. Lunch will be served Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday from 11:30 to 12 PM. The NCC is located at 154 Main Street in Newport. For more information contact 368-5074.