MCHPP offering evening hours

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BRUNSWICK — The Mid Coast Hunger Prevention Program has begun offering early evening hours for the first time in its nearly 30 years of operation, due to a growing need in the community for supplemental food assistance.

The new hours, which were implemented March 6, are 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4-6 p.m. Tuesdays; 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays; and noon-3 p.m. Saturdays.

“We are making this change because we recognize that the face of hunger has changed over the past decade,” Executive Director Karen Parker said. “More and more of the clients we serve are juggling full-time jobs, supporting their families, and struggling to make ends meet. By offering extended hours, particularly in the evening, we hope to reach a wider section of our client base ….”

For more, contact MCHPP at 725-2716.