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Spring 2021

RSU 10 Food Delivery Van


RSU 10's school nutrition program director applied for a grant to extend its reach through purchasing a delivery van servicing food-insecure regions. Unfortunately, the grant application for the purchase of a delivery can was not accepted.

Partnering with Full Plates Potential (FPP), a non-profit corporation, RSU # 10 secured a portion of funds to purchase the van, but a shortfall remained. Friends of River the Valley responded by donating $10,000, thus enabling RSU # 10 to secure the purchase of the food van. The acquisition of the vehicle allows for 275 more area children fed and 125 more meals served daily. 

More recently in the Spring of 2021, Friends of River Valley teamed up with the RSU 10 school district and Full Plates Full Potential to secure the purchase of a second meal delivery van. Once in operation (Summer 2021) RSU 10 will be able to provide up to 3,700 meals per week to needy children and families throughout the RSU 10 school district.

Friends of River Valley hope to continue to be responsive and fluid to assist the children and families in need in the River Valley.

Project Impact

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Donated to RSU 10 in order to purchase a food delivery van.

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Meals delivered weekly to food insecure families

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More children fed daily via the food delivery van.

Project Partners

Full Plates Full Potential food truck partnership
Full Plates Full Potential is a coalition of community leaders, stakeholders and advocates working to end child hunger in Maine. Started in 2014 by John Woods and Justin Alfond, the organization was born out of the work of the Maine Legislature’s Task Force to End Student Hunger. Through that work, we realized that Maine desperately needed a statewide organization focused solely on maximizing participation in federal child nutrition programs. Over the last five years, we have awarded 164 grants totaling more than $320,000 across all sixteen counties, and worked with schools and community organizations to expand children’s access to meals — and we’re just getting started.