fresh Cookbook Sales Benefit YCAN

For the month of October 2018, every fresh Cookbook sold at the Yarmouth, Maine Hannaford store will generate a $5 donation to support Yarmouth Cares About Neighbors.

So, check out the newly released fresh Cookbook at Hannaford’s to see how many recipes might interest you and your family – and thank you!


May 2018: Lunch Crunch Buy-A-Mug Fundraiser

Purchase a $12 Lunch Crunch mug and receive a FREE cup of Maple’s coffee! ALL proceeds from mug sales go to support the LUNCH CRUNCH program.

In its fourth year, LUNCH CRUNCH provide activities and two healthy, square meals to our students during the summer. Help us alleviate summertime food insecurity for Yarmouth children.

For more information, to donate, or to get involved, please contact Yarmouth Community Services’ staff at (207) 846-2406.

April 7, 2018 Fun Run: for a cause!

Students in the Yarmouth schools with unstable access to weekend food during the school year can ask their Social Worker or Guidance Counselor about the Nutrition Closet program, which provides them with food to take home to help get them through the weekend.

Yarmouth High School students are organizing the Fun Run described in the flyer above to help fund this program. YCAN is grateful to those organizing this for helping to support this needed community program.

YCC Initiative On Hold Until November

Over the past months, the Yarmouth Community Center (YCC) intiative has considered a number of possible facility locations, as well as a number of potential uses for a YCC facility.

Our discussions have highlighted the fact that every aspect of a Community Center will be greatly affected by the Town’s upcoming decisions on Town and School facilities, and their related bond proposals. The November election will provide much needed clarity for the YCC effort, at which point we will be able to re-evaluate needs, options, and leadership.

Therefore, the YCAN Board (which sponsors the YCC initiative) has voted to pause YCC work until after the November election.

Volunteer Drivers Needed

YCAN’s Rides Program was started in 2012 and has become a rousing success. We have grown in the number of riders we service, where we go, and the hours we offer rides.

We need more drivers. We give rides Monday thru Friday for errands (local) and for medical appointments (local and in surrounding towns). Jean, the Rides Program coordinator, emails drivers with requests and drivers who are able to fill the requests let her know. What works well about this system is that no one is committed to a specific time and day each week. The more drivers we have, the greater our ability to fulfill all requests. Please consider joining us. You get to meet some wonderful folks!

If you would like to be added to our list of drivers, please contact Jean Rafford at 207-329-7295. Please spread the word to your friends, neighbors, and relatives!

2017 Project Holiday Application Available

Yarmouth Cares About Neighbors (YCAN) will once again be coordinating Holiday Gifts for Yarmouth, Maine families in need of help with gifts for their children. We request that all applications be returned to us as soon as possible to give our Elves more time to shop, but no later than December 1st.

The 2017 Project Holiday application is now available by clicking here, or by visiting:

Yarmouth Community Services
200 Main Street (behind Town Hall)

First Parish Church
116 Main Street

Completed applications should be returned to Community Services at the address above.

If you have questions, or would like an application mailed to you, please call Beth at (207) 838-2261 or Jean at (207) 329-7295.