Food insecurity is when a person doesn't know where their next meal is coming from. This is a huge problem across the world for adults and children alike and has been exacerbated by the Covid-19 pandemic. We feel proud that Dover, New Hampshire, is taking action to alleviate food insecurity in our community. 

According to Fosters, starting next Tuesday, Sept. 15, any resident who is 18 years old or younger can receive free meals prepared by the Dover school district. Meal combinations will be delivered to eight different locations in Dover between 1 and 2 p.m. on Tuesdays and Fridays. The business manager for the school district, Michael Limanni, said “We expect we’re going to be delivering in the area of 700 meals each Tuesday and Friday.

The article goes on to explain that the meals will be provided for free through Dec. 31. This is all thanks to a waiver from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) “Seamless Summer Option (SSO)” program.

Here are the locations where the meals will be delivered on Tuesdays and Fridays:

‒ Woodman Park School, 11 Towle Ave

‒ Rutland Manor, 1 Abby Lane

‒ Adelle Drive, Redden Gardens

‒ Westgate Village, 1 Martha’s Way

‒ White Cliffs of Dover, 510 Martha’s Way

‒ Lilac Gardens, 1 Lilac Lane

‒ Mineral Park, Mineral Street, Upper Housing Authority

‒ Seymour Osman Community Center, Hampshire Circle, Lower Housing Authority