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Posted on: May 13, 2022

COS Food4Kids Summer Food Program Available to RSU 21 Students

Food4Kids Program

Community Outreach Services (COS) offers a free Summer Lunch program, Food4Kids, to the children of RSU 21. This program is available to qualified children from preschool through Grade 12.

Community Outreach Services (COS) is working with RSU 21 and the three Town Social Services Offices to provide nutritious food for children when school lunch and breakfast are unavailable on weekends, school holidays, and summer break. This new program encompasses the previous backpack and summer lunch programs and is now called the COS Food4Kids Program (F4K). All food is provided to children free of charge year round. We hope these resources support the health, behavior, and achievement of every student who participates.

The program is intended to help children in families having a difficult time keeping up with the costs of buying food, but all children are eligible for this program. Food typically includes:  Breakfast Items, Sandwich Items, Soups & Stews, Canned Meats, Tuna & Vegetables, Pasta, Juice & Drinks, Snacks & Desserts, and Breads.

The program is run completely by wonderful COS volunteers who help pack the food bags and deliver them to the designated pick-up locations at the Town Offices or COS Food Pantry located at 19 Park Street in Kennebunk. The program is completely funded through the generous gifts of numerous COS donors.

Parents are invited to fill out the online application form on the COS website where the information will go directly to the local GA Admin. Kennebunk residents can contact Kennebunk's GA Admin Tabetha Barden at 207-604-1394 or tbarden@kennebunkmaine.us if assistance is needed in filling out the form.