Free lunch for kids at the library this summer

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Starting June 5, all branches of the library will offer free lunches daily to children and teens age 1 to 18 through the USDA Summer Food Service Program. Lunches will be served Monday through Friday from 12:15 to 1 p.m. at each Pike County library branch.

On many days, lunch at the library will be paired with fun Summer Reading Program activities!

There is no income requirement for daily meals; all children seeking a healthy lunch will be fed. This program is administered by the Community Action Committee of Pike County, and funded by the US Department of Agriculture.

Additionally, children may qualify for a take-home pack of weekend meals, which are sent home on Fridays. Weekend meals include two prepackaged breakfast meals, four prepackaged lunch/dinner meals, and one 32-ounce white milk. Parents/guardians simply need to fill out a one-time form per child to verify income eligibility for the Friday take-home packs. This program is sponsored by the Ohio Association of Foodbanks and administered through the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services.

Many children rely on school lunches during the school year. This program provides meals to children who might otherwise go without. Please share to reach someone in need!

For more information, please call the library at (740) 947-4921.

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