Free meal program is planned

By the I-R Staff


Children and teenagers in Ellsworth, Wilson and other area communities will have a place to go for lunch this summer — thanks to a volunteer program supported by local churches and others with a stake in the well being of Ellsworth County’s younger residents. Lunches in the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Summer Food Service Program will be provided for children and teenagers, ages 18 and younger, regardless of background, religion or race. Participants will notice a difference this summer in the three-year-old Ellsworth program.

For the first time, volunteers will serve a hot lunch, prepared at Wilson by organizers of the free lunch program there. In the past, Ellsworth has served cold, packaged food from the Kansas Food Bank. Volunteers hope the hot food will attract more children. Lunches will be served from 11:30 a.m. to noon May 29-Aug. 3 in the basement meeting room of the J.H. Robbins Memorial Library.


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