New Collaboration Helping Feed More Hungry Mouths This Summer

July 16, 2014

New Collaboration Helping Feed More Hungry Mouths This Summer

7/16/14 - With more than a quarter of the children in Livingston County receiving free and reduced lunches during the school year, there are always hungry bellies that need to be filled during the summer months and a new collaboration aims to help feed that gap. The Howell Public Schools district has teamed up with the Salvation Army of Livingston County and the Livingston County Hunger Council to add an additional food service site to the ongoing Summer Lunch Bunch Program. “Meet Up and Eat Up” is an open food only service site where free meals will be provided to children and teens up to the age of 18, as well as persons up to age 26 who are enrolled in an educational program recognized by a state or local public educational agency for the mentally or physically disabled. Adult meals will be available for a cash-only cost of $3.50. Officials say there’s no income requirement, application or waiting list and those in need of a meal can just show up and be served. The new program will run Monday through Friday from 11:30am to 1:30pm at Challenger Elementary School in Howell, every week through August 22nd. Officials say it’s also not too late for those in need of assistance to sign up for the traditional Summer Lunch Bunch program, held once a week at locations in Hamburg, Brighton, Howell, Fowlerville and Hartland. The summer feeding efforts are supported through monetary and in-kind donations as well as federal grants and more than 14,000 lunches were served to local families during the eight week program last summer. Complete details can be found through the link below, as well as the attached press release. (JM)

Attachment: SALunchBunchMeetUpEatUp.pdf
Web Link: http://www.usc.salvationarmy.org/usc/www_usc_livin...
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