Since 2014, the Rural Fun Delivery Program has provided meals, social support, and engaging activities for over 250 youth in underserved areas of Starksboro, Vermont throughout the summer. We provide meals and activities at three mobile home parks: Hillside, Brookside and Lazybrook. All kids 18 years-old or under in are eligible for this free program.
This summer we are continuing to offer both lunches and activities. Exciting and education projects and opportunities during lunchtime and in the afternoons create a summer camp atmosphere. Weekly themes, such as community building, responsibility, and respect, tie these activities together and foster important conversations.
To combat the summer slide, caused by lack of educational stimulants over the summer months, some of the projects deal with literacy, nutrition, and education. In the summer of 2017, we started little free libraries at each of the three sites.
Rural Fun Delivery is run by the Mary Johnson Children’s Center in collaboration with the Mount Abraham Union School District Food Service Cooperative as well as other Vermont programs and non-profits.
Organizations or press interested in partnering with us or reporting on the program, please reach out to the Mary Johnson Children’s Center at 802-388-2853.