YOUTH FULL MAINE
"Schools provide breakfast and lunch meals for the majority of those children, but often those students return to school the next day or the end of the weekend or school break hungry because there wasn't enough food for them at home."
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
Food is purchased in bulk by YFM from its fundraising efforts, but over 75% of the food YFM provides is donated from business and individual food drives, community food pantries, and produce from local farms and markets. Youth Full Maine partners with Good Shepherd Food Bank to access more donated and discounted dry goods and local produce.
Youth Full Maine will grow our capacity to manage pantries and produce distributions in all interested pre-K through 12th grade schools in York County, and provide support to programs already in existence.
WHERE WE SERVE
procure van for transporting food
obtain food storage warehouse space
obtain a walk-in refrigerator and freezer chests
hire part-time driver and part-time volunteer coordinator.