University News

Free Summer Lunch Program

May 24, 2017
Category: Community Outreach

Summer Lunch Program Cedar CityThrough a partnership with Southern Utah University and the Community Presbyterian Church, a free Summer Lunch Program will be offered daily in Cedar City and Enoch for children from low-income families starting May 30.

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 through mid-August. 

The summer lunch program will run from May 30 to August 18 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the following locations:

  • Cedar City Main St. Park, 303 N 100 E
  • Enoch Liberty Park, 27 W Midvalley Rd
  • Enoch Garden Park, 646 E. Blue Sky Dr.

The meals, along with positive enrichment activities, help ensure that kids return to school healthy and ready to learn. Community partners will bring enrichment activities along with sports and education to the parks during meal times.

Past meals have included burritos, homemade "lunchables," taco salad, and sandwiches. Lunches are free to children 18 and under. Those over 18 can purchase a lunch at a reduced cost of $2 per plate. You can find a meal calendar on the program’s Facebook page. Lunches won’t be served on July 4 or July 24.

The Community Presbyterian Church invites volunteers to help prepare and serve the lunches. Food Handler’s cards are necessary and training is available. If you have questions, please contact Rita Osborn, SUU’s Director of Rural Health Scholars, at 435-865-8520.

Contact Information:
Nikki Koontz, assistant director of marketing
435-586-5487
nikkikoontz@suu.edu