For the many kids in the area who depend on the National School Lunch program, summer may create a challenge when it comes to eating good healthy food.

This summer, the Good Shepard Food Bank will sponsor five sites in Bangor and Brewer where kids can receive very good meals free of charge.

Here's where to bring your kids:

June 25th - August 30th - Bangor Public Library, 145 Harlow Street.  Monday - Friday between 12 and 1 p.m.

June 24th - August 23rd - Brewer Housing Authority, Rinfret Drive. Monday - Friday between 12 and 1 p.m.

June 24th - August 23rd - Capehart Community Center, 161 Davis Road, Bangor.  Monday - Friday between 12 and 1 p.m.

July 1st - July 26th - Fairmount School, 58 13th Street, Bangor. Breakfast 8:30 - 9 a.m.  Lunch 12 - 12:30 p.m.

June 24th - June 28th - The Rock Church, 195 Ohio Street, Bangor.  Monday - Friday between 12 and 1 p.m.

For free summer lunch programs outside of the Bangor/Brewer area, go HERE!

For the 80,000 children in Maine who depend on the National School Lunch Program, summer is a time of uncertainty,” says Kristen Miale, president of Good Shepherd Food Bank.  “Once school is out, only 27% of these children continue to receive the meals they need to thrive. Funding from the USDA is available but it’s up to individual communities to coordinate the distribution of these meals which is a big task. That’s why we’re proud to work with our partners in Bangor and Brewer to ensure the kids in this area have access to nutritious meals all summer.”