MMCA Summer Food Program Offers Free Breakfast, Lunch for Kids

This summer, Midcoast Maine Community Action (MMCA) will continue to provide free, quality meals to children experiencing food insecurity during this difficult time. Any child 18 and under living in Northern Cumberland, Sagadahoc, or Lincoln counties can receive five breakfasts and five lunches, which include fresh fruit, vegetables, and diary.

“Forty three percent of Maine children rely on school meals,” said MMCA President and CEO Claire Berkowitz. “MMCA is committed to ending child hunger and ensuring that no child goes hungry in our community.”

The meals include “Grab & Go” style bags and are distributed at MMCA Head Start Centers in Bath, Newcastle, and Topsham, but children do not need to be enrolled in Head Start to receive food. Due to the nature of the program’s funding through the USDA Summer Food Service Program, MMCA cannot provide meals for adults. Anyone can pick up food from a household and MMCA staff will practice Covid-19 safe health and safety protocols.

The pickup dates and times include: 

Bath Head Start: 34 Wing Farm Parkway in Bath
Wednesdays: June 16 – July 28 from 1:00 – 4:00 pm

Salt Bay Head Start, 5 Sheepscot Road, Route 1 in Newcastle]
Wednesdays: June 16 – July 28 from 1:00 – 4:00 pm

Pejepscot Head Start, 14 Pejepscot Village, Main Street in Topsham
Tuesdays: June 15 – July 27 from 1:00 – 4: 00 pm

MMCA’s Head Start and Early Head Start Programs provide free high-quality, early childhood education for income-qualified families. Early Head Start serves children 6 weeks to 3 years old, and Head Start serves preschoolers 3 to 5 years old. Head Start and Early Head Start are available at no cost to all eligible families that reside in Sagadahoc, Lincoln and Northern Cumberland County.  All programs are accepting applications now.

Midcoast Maine Community Action (MMCA) empowers people to build better lives for stronger communities. The agency connects the community with resources that promote health and quality of life, education, and economic independence. MMCA supports regional activities which encourage economic sustainability and social equity within the midcoast area. For more information, visit


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