I was talking with my walking partner this morning about school coming to an end and she was mentioning how good it would be to get the word out about the local summer feeding programs for school kids. For many children in low income families that lunches they receive at school may be their only meal for the day. Now that school is drawing to a close what happens? Great news for these families is that Good Shepard Food Banks has a summer feeding program in our area to care for these children. I have known this food bank for awhile now as they also do a food pantry on Saturdays at The Rock Church where I attend.

Through partnerships with the Bangor Housing Authority, Bangor Public Library, Bangor YMCA, and the Brewer Housing Authority, meals will be offered at the Bangor Community Center in Capehart, the Griffin Park playground, the Bangor Pubic Library, the Bangor YMCA, and Rinfret Drive in Brewer. Sites will start offering meals next Wednesday, June 24 and will be open daily Monday through Friday. Site schedules throughout the summer are as follows:

Site Name Site Address Days Open Service Hours Dates of Operation
Capehart 161 Davis Rd., Bangor, ME M – F 11:15am – 1:15pm June 24 – August 29
Griffin Park 194 Griffin Park Bangor, ME M – F 12pm – 1pm June 24 – August 29
Bangor Public     Library 145 Harlow St., Bangor, ME M – F 12pm – 1pm June 24- August 29
Bangor YMCA 17 2nd St., Bangor, ME M – F 11am – 1pm June 24 – August 29
Brewer Housing Authority Rinfret Dr., Brewer, ME M – F 12pm – 1pm June 24- August 29

Meals are be provided to all children under age 18 without charge.  Meals are the same for all children regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability, and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service.

For more information about the Summer Food Service Program, please contact Shannon Coffin at (207) 782-3554 x 1163 or scoffin@gsfb.org.