Thanks in no small part to our Camp Out Hunger food drive, we have all learned a lot about food insecurity in Maine over the last few years. As we met people and learned their stories one thing became very clear.  Our children were the ones that suffered most from food insecurity.  We really did hear some tragic stories involving infants, toddlers, and elementary aged kids.

In many cases, the only real meal (nutritious) that some of these kids got was from school.  And, when school is out for the summer, they almost never get a real meal.

Fortunately, at least in Augusta, school aged kids can get a real meal thanks to a program from the Augusta School Department.

According to a post on the Augusta Parks & Rec page, the program will operate from June 26th through August 11th.  It will be available Monday through Friday and it will be available to all kids aged 18 and younger.

Keep in mind that the food does need to be eaten on-site.  You cannot take the meals to go.

The meal locations and times are: Glenridge Apartments from 10:30 to 10:50 AM, McCalls Playground from 10:55 to 11:15 AM, Willams Playground from 11:20 to 11:40 AM, Mill Park from 11:50 AM to 12:05 PM, and Calumet Playground from 12:10 to 12:25 PM.

Keep in mind that there will be no meals given out on July 4th.

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