Local free summer lunch program at Charlotte school; everyone welcome

CHARLOTTE, Mich. (WILX) News 10's Lora Painter takes a closer look at a free summer lunch program helping make sure Mid-Michigan kids do not go hungry.

Any local students under 18 years old can get a free lunch. The program ends August 11th before the school year picks up again.

The program's leader Brian Latty said, "We do bridge that gap between the school year, so that free meals are available for students that may be in need."

When school is out for the summer, the free meal program steps in every day, Monday through Friday, at Washington Elementary School. They serve about 50 kids a day. Lunches are full of fruits and vegetables including seasonal items. The lunches also come with reading and play time. Adults and parents can have lunch with their students for $3.

Additional information on Charlotte Public School's free lunch program:
http://www.charlottenet.org/food_services/Summer_menu_July_2017.pdf

http://www.charlottenet.org/current_events/2017.06.05_SUMMER_LUNCH_PROGRAM.pdf

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