Food bank offering free summer meals for children
Program begins Monday, June 15
This summer marks the 6th year that the Food Bank Coalition is sponsoring the federal Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) through its county-wide Lovin’ Lunchbox program. Through the program, the bank helps keep children in low-income areas healthy by providing them with access to the nutrition they need to learn, play, and grow throughout the summer months.
With the help of volunteers and by partnering with local school districts, county libraries, and summer programs the food bank will distribute free meals to children and teens ages 18 years and younger at 28 locations this summer. This program is set to start countywide on June 15.
“Unfortunately, when school lets out for summer 16,000 children in San Luis Obispo County who rely on free or reduced-price school lunch programs no longer have access to a reliable source of nutritious food,” said Children’s Programs Manager Angela Keisler. “The Food Bank seeks to build a healthier community through their Lovin’ Lunchbox program this summer by giving children in our county the food they need to thrive.”
Visit their website for meal site locations: www.slofoodbank.org