We've fed close to 2,000 students, plus their families
We have 15 school food pantries in 8 towns in York County, and growing
We've distributed a quarter of a million pounds of food during the pandemic
Schools are integral community spaces. Distributing food through schools ensures that we are supporting the futures of youth during important periods of development. School campuses are also central in our communities, which has allowed us to pivot toward community-wide food distribution events to support all citizens of York County throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
Moreover, Maine is the 9th most food-insecure state in the U.S. Feeding our community is one of the most effective methods of investing in the well-being and future of our state.
Hunger affects physical, social, and mental well-being of food-insecure youth and their families. Providing students with nutritious food eases the toll on their mental health, supports their ability to focus on school work, and increases their chances at greater economic prosperity later in life.