WALDOBORO – For three weeks in August, a trailer referred to as “LuLu the lunch wagon” will be used to deliver free lunches to children in Waldoboro neighborhoods.
After several months of planning and fundraising, Lincoln County Summer Meals, a project of Healthy Lincoln County, is launching its first mobile meal unit. The lunch wagon was purchased as part of a pilot program to increase children’s access to free, healthy lunches during the summer.
“We usually host over a dozen meal sites around the area every summer at which any child can receive a free meal. However, we know that transportation continues to be a barrier and so we wanted a system where we could bring the meals to kids in their neighborhood,” said Kate Martin, director of Healthy Lincoln County, in a news release.
Any and all children ages 18 and under are welcome at these locations. Additionally, adults who come with children are welcome to purchase a meal for $2 cash only, as available.
The schedule and route for lunches is Tuesdays through Thursdays from Aug 6 – Aug 22:
- Brookside Mobile Home Park 11:30 a.m. – 11:50 a.m.
- Skyview Ridge Mobile Home Park 12 p.m. – 12:20 p.m.
- Marble Oaks from 12:25 p.m. – 12:45 p.m.
“Additionally, we are thrilled that LuLu has been invited to be on display and serving food at two back to school events this month,” said Martin.
- Sunday, Aug 11, beginning at 12:30 p.m., at Set for Success at Wiscasset Elementary
- Wednesday, Aug 21, from 4:30 - 6 p.m., at the Back to School Bash at CLC YMCA
This project could not be possible without the generous support of grants and donations from Full Plates Full Potential, the ACE Program (After School Children’s Enrichment), the First National Bank, Camden National Bank, and Damariscotta Bank and Trust. Finally, special thanks go to the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office who is providing support towing the trailer.
Healthy Lincoln County hopes to expand the program’s routes and schedule next summer, and eventually they hope it grows to include a vehicle or food truck.
To learn more about LuLu and to follow her adventures, follow Lincoln County Summer Meals Facebook<http://www.facebook.com/lincolncountysummermeals> page, and more information is available by calling 563-1330. The schedule is subject to change.
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