Bridgton Academy Receives Grant to Aid Community During Pandemic

For over two hundred years, Bridgton Academy has been proud to call the Lakes Region of Maine our home. And, during these challenging times, the Academy felt it was important to find a way to do our part to help. After discussions with the Town of Bridgton’s Health Office, the school narrowed its vision to offering meals to area children in need of food access and support. The Academy was thrilled to receive a $10,000 grant from the Harvard Pilgrim HealthCare Foundation to help support this effort.

In early April, in partnership with SAD-61””the area’s local public school district””Bridgton Academy began preparing 400 lunches a week that are loaded up and delivered to the local elementary school for pickup and distribution. The Academy plans to continue this effort for the next eight weeks, serving over 3,200 meals in the community during this time. “We are very fortunate to live and work in Bridgton, and the grant from Harvard Pilgrim has given us a great opportunity to give back to those in our community who are struggling through this crisis,” shared Martin Mooney, Head of School. “I could not be more proud of the team effort involved to make this happen.”

Not only is this program a wonderful way in which Bridgton Academy can support the community, but it also provides our staff, many of whom are working from home and missing students, with a meaningful opportunity to provide assistance during a tumultuous time.