2016 Lunch Crunch

As the weather begins to cool off and fall foliage season is just around the corner, here is one of this summer’s memories: Yarmouth High School volunteers and a few of the many kids they had a chance to meet this summer through the Yarmouth Community Services “Lunch Crunch” program. YCAN would like to extend a big THANK YOU to all the people and organizations that have supported or participated in this program during its first two years.

YCAN Fall Bulletin 2016

The Fall 2016 edition of the YCAN Bulletin, our quarterly newsletter describing recent YCAN events, was published today. It includes news about:

  • Rides Program
  • Lunch Crunch (free lunches for kids)
  • Yarmouth Community Center
  • Spotlight: Katie Waeldner – Making a Difference in Yarmouth

Click on this link to read about what has been accomplished recently. If you have questions or comments, you are welcome to email them to us at ycan@ycan.info

Latest YCAN News!

The Summer 2016 edition of the YCAN Bulletin, our quarterly newsletter describing recent YCAN events, was published this week. It includes news about:

  • Lunch Crunch (free lunches for kids)
  • Aging In Place
  • Yarmouth Community Center
  • Rides Program
  • Community Conversations
  • Spotlight: Sue Rowe and the Yarmouth Community Food Pantry

Click on this link to read about what has been accomplished recently. If you have questions or comments, you are welcome to email them to us at ycan@ycan.info

Eat Lunch at Clayton’s on May 17!

TOMORROW, Tuesday, May 17th is the 2nd annual Lunch Crunch fundraiser at Clayton’s Café and Bakery (click here to see the flyer)… from 11 am – 2 pm.  10% of their sales this day, plus an additional lump sum, will be donated to support the Lunch Crunch program. Join us in eating something delicious…while contributing to the Lunch Crunch program.  It’s a win-win!

Lunch Crunch is entering its 2nd year of providing recreational and social opportunities for children – as a lure – as well as lunch…FREE!  There are now 190 students who receive Free and Reduced Lunches at school this year – that’s how big the need is in Yarmouth.

This year’s program is expanding.  New items we are adding are:

  • FREE breakfast at 8:45am!
  • Expanded activities, arts/crafts/games and socializing from 9 am – 12 pm (last year was only 11 am – 12:15 pm)
  • One-day per week we will be taking a trip to Yarmouth’s open spaces and parks for outdoor learning, adventure play, and nature exploration
  • A “walking school bus” will be initiated from Red Wagon Trailer Park to assist the children who live there in getting to Yarmouth Pointe safely and supervised
  • Not as exciting for the children, but exciting to the adult team is the addition and incorporation of fresh(er), better tasting produce, new and in-season options for local fruits/veggies, that are displayed and presented in more appealing and enticing ways (kebabs/skewers, layered yogurt parfaits, etc.)
  • SOON TO BE ADDED:  Weekend bags of non-perishable foods!  There is a group in the community that will be helping to coordinate food donations in order to stuff a mini-pack for these students to take home on Fridays.

If you have any questions about this program, or if you’d like to get involved in volunteering or donating – we’d love to help build our friend base and raise awareness.

Many thanks for your time, interest, and support! We are so proud of the support we get from our entire community.

Thank you,

Karyn

Karyn Garofoli
Yarmouth Community Services
200 Main Street
Yarmouth, ME 04096