More than 1,200 Youth Positively Affected
Since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, at-risk youth in communities of Maine were being affected in a major way. With school being canceled due to state-wide quarantines, their one connection to fresh food was taken away.
Youth Full Maine provides nourishing food for children and their families in York County who are food-insecure. YFM manages food pantries in pre-K through 12th-grade schools, and regular fresh produce distributions at schools, neighborhood sites, and summer lunch program sites. All food is available for children or their guardians to take home for the evenings, weekends, and school breaks
There is currently 47,460 youth struggling with hunger and food insecurity in Maine. Our mission is to end hunger and food insecurity for youth in York County, Maine. Creating a youth full Maine. While there is a lot of work to do, we are happy to have impacted so many youths over the last 2 years and are anxious to increase our impact.
Led by the York County Board of Directors. This nonprofit is the first pilot replication of the Locker Project in Cumberland County, Maine. The board of directors has some of the most experienced individuals in the nonprofit space in Maine. The current executive director of the nonprofit is Katie Brown.
Created in 2019 as the first pilot replication of The Locker Project in Cumberland, Maine. Youth Full Maine has since achieved 501(c)(3) status in late 2020 as the pandemic continued. Over the last 2 years, we have impacted over 1,200 youth in York County, Maine by partnering with food banks and schools.
Partnering with Old Orchard Beach schools and Biddeford schools we have been able to reach 1,200 food insecure youth. With the help of Good Shephard Food Bank of Maine, Grass Roots Fund, Harvard Pilgrim HCF, United Way we have been able to supply those 1,200 struggling youth with food.