Educare Central Maine hosted a “Parking Lot Pickup” Wednesday afternoon at its school in Waterville to distribute necessities for kids from birth to 5 and their families dealing with the coronavirus pandemic.

The organization serves more than 200 children and families living in poverty, according to its website. Diapers, pull-ups, wipes, food boxes and fresh produce were handed out by staff to families in their vehicles.

Educare is a learning and development center that aims to teach young children in disadvantaged households how to overcome adversity and to get ready academically, socially and emotionally for kindergarten, according to its website. Research bears out the success of its programs and methods.

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