COVID-19 Resources

 

Updates from the Maine CDC 

Situation in Maine

 

Local Information 

Available local food pickup options mapped by cooperative extension

Covid resource videos in languages other than English

Gardiner Main Street 

MSAD # 11 COVID 19 School UPDATES 

Resource list for STRESS during the COVID-19 pandemic

Augusta Matters Resources

Maine Schools Providing Meals to Students During Extended Remote Learning; Interactive Map Now Available

Resources for Families

Food/Nutrition 

School Districts – may be offering bagged breakfast/lunch. Check on pick-up times and locations by visiting your school’s website. 

The Augusta Boys and Girls Club for Teens:

  • “Curbside meals” are available 7 days a week for youth 18 years of age or younger
  • Pickup will be at the Augusta Boys and Girls Club behind the Buker Center.
  • Monday- Friday (12:00PM-1:00PM) and (3:00PM-4:00PM)
  • Saturday (10:00AM-12:00PM) (meals can be picked up at that time for Sunday)

Augusta Food Bank weekend meals:

  • Will be providing a 2 day (weekend) KidsPak every Thursday at their location from 9am-noon while schools are not in session, starting week of 3/19.
  • Require proof of residency in Augusta or Manchester, and proof of children in home.
  • No appointments needed for the kidspak. 

Bread of Life Ministries Soup Kitchen:

  • Monday – Saturday 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM.
  • Moved to To-Go style meals. The clients pick the meals up at the door instead of coming inside the building.
  • 157 Water St, Augusta ME 04330, (207)621-2541

Chelsea Food Bank:

  • Monday from 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM and Wednesdays from 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM.
  • Instituted a drive-through distribution.
  • 5 Glenridge Dr, Augusta ME 04330, (207)485-1018

China Community Food Pantry:

  • Every Friday and Saturday from 12:00 PM – 1 PM.
  • Instituted a drive-through distribution.
  • 1320 Lakeview Dr, China ME 04358, (207)968-2421

Chrysalis Place – Gardiner Food Pantry:

  • Tuesday 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM and Thursday 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Also on call for emergencies.
  • 576 Brunswick Road, Gardiner ME 04345, (207)582-5507

For more information visit the Good Shepherd Food Bank www.gsfb.org

Action for Healthy Kids: www.actionforhealthykids.org

  • Nutrition resources
  • Nutrition activities and games for kids
  • Nutrition education and tips.

Education

Scholastic: www.scholastic.com/learnathome

  • Scholastic has curated a free digital learning hub designed to support virtual learning plans: Scholastic Learn At Home allows open access to daily learning journeys divided into four grade spans—Pre-K–K, Grades 1–2, Grades 3–5, and Grades 6–9+, covering ELA, STEM, Science, Social Studies, and Social-Emotional Learning.

PBS LearningMedia: mainepublic.pbslearningmedia.org

  • a free resource that supports distance learning and offers thousands of contextualized learning materials aligned to state and national standards.  The site allows educators to curate and share educational media that supplements the units they are teaching. Parents can use this too. 

Action for Healthy Kids: www.actionforhealthykids.org

  • Project and activity ideas and resources

Too Good Programs: www.toogoodprograms.org

  • Too Good programs empower children with the social-emotional learning and substance abuse prevention skills they need to lead happy and healthy lives.

Maine Wildlife Park Virtual Field Trips: www.maine.gov/ifw/programs-resources/teacher-students/fieldtrip-opportunities.html

  • These special presentations are ideal for elementary and middle school students, but students of all ages can enjoy. At this time all of the programs are full and registration to participate on Zoom is closed. Please note, each presentation will be available to view live on YouTube. Links for each program will be added prior to the scheduled air date and will remain available to view after the program is completed.

 

Physical Activity

5-2-1-0 Let’s Go!- resources for parents: www.mainehealth.org/lets-go/childrens-program/parents

Action for Healthy Kids: www.actionforhealthykids.org

  • Resources page containing free online resources for exploratory learning, physical activity, mindfulness and more.
  • Movement and mindfulness videos
  • Kid yoga

Tobacco Prevention

HCCA Blog Post – Why the COVID-19 Crisis might be the Best Time to Quit Tobacco

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