free summer lunches

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A lot of summer programs are not taking place due to COVID-19. Some children depend on lunches from these programs. A northern Illinois church is making sure meals are still being provided this summer.

  

Vicki Boone is the summer lunch coordinator for First United Methodist Church in DeKalb. She said for the past eight summers children came to the church to eat. This year they’re grabbing lunch at the park. 

Summer Program Aims To Fill Plates Of Kids And Teens

May 29, 2017
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More than 40 schools, churches and community centers in Winnebago and Boone counties are offering free meals to people up to age 18.

It’s part of a national effort sponsored by the Department of Agriculture.

Registration and parental supervision is not required to participate.

Christopher Greenwood is Rockford’s Community Health and Prevention Coordinator.