Summer 'Meals for Kids' program kicks off

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GWINN, Mich. (WLUC) - Dozens of children received a free lunch at K.I. Sawyer Elementary School on Monday. It was all part of the Summer Meals for Kids and Teens Program, which kicked off on Monday.

The program is put on by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to provide free meals for kids and teens in lower income areas when school is out. But, it’s not just for Gwinn-area students. It’s open to all children under the age of 18, regardless of where they’re from.

“I think it’s perfect for families that need help, and then even for kids that are just out playing at the park can come right over and get a free lunch,” food service worker Samantha Upson said.

The program continues in the Gwinn area, Monday through Friday, through August 18th. Adults can also eat lunch, for a charge of $3.

To find locations near you participating in the program, click here.

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