What is Needed?
To expand our impact on youth struggling with hunger and food insecurity, there are a few things we need to improve. Our current ability to store frozen foods is not where we need it to be. To begin accepting, storing, and transporting food to struggling youth, we need a transport van, a food storage warehouse space, a walk-in freezer, and freezer chests. If you know anyone who is willing to give one of these things, please encourage them to reach out to us.
There is 47,460 youth struggling with hunger and food insecurity in Maine right now. Youth who experience prolonged hunger and food insecurity, are especially vulnerable. They are less likely to do well in school and have distinct differences in development. Prolonged hunger changes the brain to function in different ways than youth who don't experience prolonged hunger and food insecurity.
Every month we coordinate food drives, manage food banks, and hold other events where we receive, store, and transport healthy food to youth struggling with hunger and food insecurity. Check our calendar to see when our next events are happening and contact us to volunteer.