Community program

A community program will organize a “Food & Fun” drive-thru event on October 6

Instead of its annual community celebration, the Kennebec Valley Community Action Program will host a Food & Fun Drive-Thru event from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, October 6, simultaneously in Augusta, Waterville and Skowhegan.

Drive-thru will take place at the Augusta Civic Center, 76 Community Drive, Notre Dame Church, Waterville, and Maine Grains in Skowhegan. Drivers should enter Notre Dame parking lot from Kimball Street in Waterville and Maine Grains parking lot from Court Street in Skowhegan.

The goal of past celebrations was to provide a free, fun and rewarding experience for families and children, while sharing information about the wide range of services offered by KVCAP.

“We are delighted to be able to upgrade to a drive-through event this year, while still retaining the original intent of our annual celebration,” said Suzanne Walsh, CEO of KVCAP, according to a press release from the non-profit organization. lucrative. “The health and well-being of families and communities is so important to us and central to our mission. This event will help fight food insecurity and the need for family unity as COVID-19 continues to impact our communities. This driving event will ensure a safe experience for everyone. “

Each drive-thru location will contain three stations. The first will provide free children’s books, donated by the Waterville Noontime Rotary Club. The second station will feature enrichment bags filled with inexpensive activities and ideas for children to explore as a family. The latter will provide food gift cards as well as a reusable shopping bag filled with recipes and information about the area’s resources.

There is a limited number of each item. They will be distributed on a first come, first served basis until they are gone.

The Maine Community Foundation funded this project, as part of its efforts to address the challenges people face during the pandemic.

For more information, email Andrea Pasco at [email protected].