Hunger Does Not Take a Summer Vacation

Published: May 24, 2016 | Read Time: 1 minutes

SUU partners on Summer Lunch Program for local kidsThrough a partnership with Southern Utah University, Community Presbyterian Church and AmeriCorps VISTA, a free Summer Lunch Program will be offered daily in Cedar City and Enoch for children from low-income families starting May 31.

The Summer Lunch Program is funded through the USDA Summer Food Service Program, which plans to serve more than 200 million free meals to children 18 and under across the country. Volunteers from SUU and members of the Community Presbyterian Church will work Monday through Friday preparing and serving lunches in our area through mid-August.

Rebekah Schaff, AmeriCorps VISTA volunteer, is excited for the Summer Lunch Program to begin.

“Through this program we get to help feed children, meet community members, and promote healthy activities,” she said.

According to Schaff, the purpose of this daily event is to provide nutritional meals for those individuals who would normally receive meals from the National School Lunch Program during the academic year. Just as learning does not end when school lets out, neither does a child’s need for good nutrition.

Meals are free to all children under the age of 18. Parents may purchase a lunch for a reduced cost of $2 per plate. Meals will be served Monday through Friday starting May 31 in the following locations:

  • Cedar City Main Street Park, 303 N 100 E, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
  • Enoch Liberty Park, 27 W Midvalley Rd, 12:00 noon-1:00 p.m.
  • Enoch Garden Park, 646 E. Blue Sky Dr., 12:00 noon-1:00 p.m.

Past lunch items have included turkey sandwiches, bean and cheese burritos, chef salads, turkey wraps, and tuna sandwiches, along with a fruit/vegetable item and milk. You can find updated menu items on the program’s Facebook page.

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