Meals 4 Kids


Gather's Meals 4 Kids (M4K) program provides free fresh and nutritious food for children and teens in our community. Our M4K program distributes 10 meals for every child per week during the summer and also during school vacations throughout the school year. Families with children 18 years and younger are welcome!

Text M4K to 33-222 for updates.

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ABOUT

Open to all school-age children eligible for free or reduced lunch in school, Meals 4 Kids is a community-based program that ensures Seacoast children are food secure 365 days a year.

Meals 4 Kids was designed to inspire children to enjoy healthy food and build the critical skills they need to access and prepare healthy food. M4K delivers direct and long-lasting benefits, with children expanding the variety of foods they eat, making more nutritious choices, gaining self-sufficiency skills and learning how their food choices affect their health.

Program components include:

+Healthy Food: Each week, children receive healthy ingredients and recipes for 10 meals.

+Accessibility: We offer 6 mobile locations

+Education & Skills: We engage kids with food demonstrations, kid-friendly recipes, and cooking and fitness challenges.

 

 

In 2018,

more than 600 children participated in M4K each week throughout the summer. M4K participation rates are twice the national average for children’s hunger-relief programs, and we expect participation rates to grow as we continue to leverage strong community partnerships.


2019 SUMMER SCHEDULE:

TUESDAYS: ROCHESTER, NH

Cold Spring Manor
31 Emerson Ave
11:30am – 12:45pm

Chamberlain St School
65 Chamberlain St
1:30pm – 2:45pm

Rochester Recreation Department
150 Wakefield St
3:30pm – 5:30pm

WEDNESDAYS: PORTSMOUTH + KITTERY

Wamesit
1 Greenleaf Rd
12:30pm – 1:30pm

Kittery Post Office
10 Shapleigh Rd
2:15pm – 3:30 pm

Gosling Meadows
1 Weald Rd
4:30pm – 6:00pm

Gather
210 West Road Unit 3
1pm – 5pm

THURSDAYS: SEABROOK + HAMPTON

Hampton Centre School
53 Winnacunnet Rd
1pm – 2pm

Seabrook Recreation Center
311 Lafayette Rd
2:45pm – 5pm

Trinity United Parish Hall Lot
1 Folly Mill Rd
5pm – 6pm

Gather
210 West Road
1pm – 5pm