Typically students that attended one of Maine's many public schools would be required to pay for their breakfast, snacks, and lunch. Families who cannot afford school meals can receive meals for a reduced rate or even no cost.

During the height of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the federal government made all school meals available to all students regardless of income during the 2020/2021 school year. Free meals continued for most students throughout the Summer and school vacations.

According to CentralMaine.com, Maine is one of the first states in the united states to offer free meals to students no matter the family's income eligibility. California and Maine are the first states to jump on the wagon, with more states to join soon.

Offering free meals to students gives kids access to healthier foods, and it's proven that kids excel academically with a full stomach. No child should ever go hungry, and this plan of action will make sure it doesn't happen while at school.

 

 

Ultimate Maine Playground Guide (Part 1 - Augusta, Gardiner, Winthrop, Wiscasset)

If you have a family, there is almost no better way to spend a warm, sunny, day than by hanging out at a local playground. Here's a list of some of the best playgrounds in Central Maine. Find these, and more, playgrounds on Google Maps

Ultimate Maine Playground Guide (Part 2 - Waterville / Skowhegan Area)

This section of our guide covers the Waterville, Fairfield, Madison, Skowhegan area. You can find these, and more, playgrounds on Google Maps

Ultimate Maine Playground Guide (Part 3 - Mid-Coast Maine)

Here are some of the more notable playgrounds in the Rockland / Camden / Belfast area. You can find these, and more, through Google Maps

9 Maine Staycations Your Family Needs To Take

Since it looks like the summer of 2021 is going to be a little different - not quite as different as the summer of 2020, though - we've put together a list of great staycations you can take with your significant other or, in many cases, the entire family. This list was inspired by Only In Your State. Please keep in mind, due to current COVID-19 restrictions, some places may not be completely open. Let us know what your favorite places to visit in Maine are by messaging us through our app or on Facebook.

9 Fun & Cheap Activities To Keep Your Family Busy This Summer

 

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