About Us

We are small group of concerned parents, teachers, and citizens interested in securing food for children in need of nutritious meals on weekends. Currently we provide weekend backpacks of food to 40 elementary and preschool children. We secure funds to purchase the food through fundraisers, sponsorships and grant writing.

Hear from our volunteers:

Just a few of our 5k volunteers, May 2013.

“I know how important it is for children to be well fed to thrive in school and I’m happy to be part of a group that is insuring this is happening. I don’t want any family to be experiencing hunger or need to make choices between food and other necessities.” Barbara, FOS Volunteer

“It is so sad and unacceptable that so many children are food insecure. They need food for their bodies to grow and their minds to learn. I hope I can help in some small way by volunteering for FOS.” – Nancy, FOS Volunteer

Some of our volunteers for our 2016 Soup Supper/Dessert Auction

“FOS provides much needed food security to MANY of the families of students at WES; and so many parents regularly express their heartfelt gratitude! No child in our community should go without the nourishment they need to grow and learn. Each week when I return the delivery tubs from WES to Twin Bridges despite the weather I leave knowing I am part of a wonderful effort that is making an enormous difference for so many students! My role is small, but the efforts of the many involved have an enormous impact!”  Trae, Wiscasset Elementary School teacher.

Volunteer Opportunities

Gretchen Burleigh-Johnson (far right) accepts the Wiscasset Middle Schoolers Joy Grant Award.

Are you looking to volunteer in Mid Coast Maine? Consider joining our team.  We meet once a month and we welcome your ideas and energy. To inquire, send us a message via our contact form below.

Watch our video!

Video Produced by Sweet Thunder Productions