Baldwin City to offer free summer meal program for kids

photo by: Joanna Hlavacek/Journal-World File Photo

In this Journal-World file photo from June 15, 2017, Katy Townley, left, helps her 3-year-old daughter Livia pick out an apple during lunchtime at the Lawrence Public Library's "Fuel Up 4 Summer" site.

Baldwin City kids will have access to free healthy lunches this summer.

The city qualifies for the U.S. Department of Agriculture-funded program this year, according to a Friday news release from K-State Research and Extension. The Baldwin City school district will sponsor the program.

The national Summer Food Service Program, branded locally as Fuel Up 4 Summer, provides meals and snacks for kids ages 1 to 18. No registration is required, and adults may purchase a meal.

The meal sites will operate from May 28 through July 31, excepting July 4. Sites include:

• Baldwin Elementary Intermediate Center: Lunch will be served from 11 to 11:30 a.m. Monday through Friday. The site will also serve breakfast from 7:30 to 8 a.m.

• Baldwin City Swimming Pool: 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday through Friday

• Baldwin Academy of Dance & Voice: Noon to 12:45 p.m. Mondays

• Baldwin City Library: Noon to 12:45 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays

• Lumberyard Arts Center: Noon to 12:45 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays

The summer meal program has been in Lawrence for more than 21 years, and expanding to include all of Douglas County has been a goal for the program, according to the release.

For more information, visit Menus will also be posted to the website.


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