DAMARISCOTTA — The Lincoln County Summer Meals program is underway, but organizers have new plans in the works.
“The program has been operating in our community for many years, and is open to all children and teens ages 18 and under, no questions asked, and no registration required. We work hard to make free meals as easy to access as possible, but we know there are still many other places we can be,” said Kate Martin, director of Healthy Lincoln County, in a news release. Healthy Lincoln County sponsors the program.
To that end, Martin is working with several partners to pilot a mobile summer meals program in Waldoboro, Jefferson, and Somerville from mid-July to late August.
“We’re taking the great examples of food trucks and ice cream trucks and planning to bring a new summer meals trailer to the harder to reach areas of our community, places we know there are children who may be interested in a lunch, but maybe can’t get to our other sites,” said Martin.
To be successful, the program is seeking a small group of committed volunteers who can help with tasks, such as towing the trailer, posting flyers advertising the meal route, and helping at those meal stops.
Those who are interested, or would like more information can contact Martin at 563-1330 or email her at email@example.com .
Meals will continue to be provided on a first come, first serve basis at the following open sites (in alphabetical order by town):
· Boothbay: Camp Knickerbocker
June 17-Aug 23, Mon-Fri; Breakfast 7:30-8:30am; Lunch 11:45am-12:45pm
· Boothbay: Clifford Park Playground
June 17-Aug 23; Mon-Fri; Lunch 11:30am-12:00pm
· Boothbay Region YMCA
June 17-Aug 23; Mon-Fri; Lunch 11:00am-12:00pm
· Damariscotta: CLC YMCA
June 19– Aug 23; Mon-Sat; Breakfast 7:30-8:30am; Lunch 12:00-1:00pm
· Jefferson Scoop Ice Cream Stand
June 19-Aug 23: Mon-Sun; Lunch 11:30am-2:30pm
· Waldoboro: Miller School
June 19-Aug 23; Mon-Fri; Breakfast 9:00-9:30am; Lunch 12:00-1:00pm
· Waldoboro Public Library
June 27-Aug 15; Thursdays ONLY; Lunch 11:15am-12:15pm
· Warren Community School
June 24-Aug 23; Mon & Fri Only; Breakfast 7:30-8:30am; Lunch 12:00-12:30pm
· Washington: Prescott Memorial School
July 10-Aug 14: Wednesdays ONLY; Lunch 11:30am-12:30pm
· Wiscasset Community Recreation Center
July 1-Aug 16; Mon-Fri; Breakfast 7:30-8:30am; Lunch 11:30-12:30pm
Other details, including the menu, can be found on the Lincoln County Summer Meals Facebook page, and more information is available by calling 563-1330. The schedule is subject to change.
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