Free lunches to be provided to local youth
Many families are without food resources due to financial struggles and various difficulties caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Dallas Park and Recreation has teamed up with Kids Bring Life to fight the challenges of child hunger in Dallas. The Summer Lunch Program will provide children 18 and younger with free lunches at 18 Dallas recreation centers.
Lunches will be given out in a “grab and go” format to limit contact and ensure public health and safety. The free Lunches will be served from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday (or while supplies last each day) through Friday, August 21.
According to Kids Bring Life, “[The] child poverty rate jumped in 38 states during the last 10 years, and about 43 percent of children live [in] economically unstable households.” Children who grow up in poverty or experience child hunger are likely to be adversely impacted later in life according to child poverty statistics provided by Kids Bring Life.
For recreation center locations participating in the Summer Lunch Program, visit https://www.dallasparks.org/554/Summer-Lunch-Program.
Written by Karrington Bradley