Biddeford School Department Offers Free Summer Meal Program
Open to All – Kids 18 and younger are free; Adults are only $3
Beginning June 24th to August 16th, the Biddeford School Nutrition Department, along with funds from the USDA Summer Food Service Program (SFPS), will be offering a summer meal program during the week open to everyone in the community. The meals will be free for children 18 and younger and only $3.00 for adults. Breakfast and lunch must be consumed while at the various community locations and will consist of a protein, whole grain bread or pasta, vegetable, fruit and milk.
In 2018, the SFSP provided more than 1.5 million nutritious meals and snacks to children during the summer when school was not in session. USDA reports an average of only 14% of families take advantage of the summer meal program due to insufficient awareness of the programs. The School Department wants to provide an inexpensive alternative for families and ensure youth are provided with nutritious meals and snacks when school is not in session.
JFK Kindergarten Center, 64 West Street
Biddeford Middle School, 25 Tiger Way
Community Bicycle Center, 45 Granite Street
Lunch Only: 12:15am-12:45pm
McArthur Library, 270 Main Street
Lunch Only: 11:30am-12:00pm
“We encourage youth, families, seniors and the community-at-large to visit a site and enjoy a well-balanced, healthy meal,” stated Biddeford School Department’s Nutrition Director Sandy Lewis. “Please help us spread the word by sharing this information with others – by word of mouth or via social media – so we can ensure food insecurity during the summer months is not a concern in this community.”
USDA is an equal opportunity employer and provider.