Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Healthy meals make happy kids

Free meals given at Woodside school


By EXPRESS STAFF

    Keep the kids happy and healthy this summer with free breakfast and lunch at Woodside Elementary School.
    Thanks to The Hunger Coalition and the Blaine County School District, The Lunch Connection offers free and nourishing meals to kids 18 and younger through the summer.
    Beginning Monday, June 17, free lunch is available weekdays from 11 a.m. to noon until Aug. 23. Hot breakfast will be served from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. weekdays from July 15 until Aug. 9.
    The Hunger Coalition reported in a press release that “with more than 450 children living in poverty in Blaine County and hundreds of local families struggling to make ends meet, The Lunch Connection ensures our children have access to the nutrition they need. With the help of volunteers and staff, free nourishing meals are prepared at Woodside Elementary School for local children experiencing hunger or family crisis.”
    Accompanying adults may purchase a meal at nominal cost.
    Special kid activities will include “Wild Lunch” on Tuesdays and Thursdays June 11 through July 27 with the Environmental Resource Center and “Storytime” on July 9 and July 11 with the Bellevue Public Library.
    Woodside Elementary can be reached on Mountain Rides Transportation Authority bus with stops on Woodside Boulevard at Berry Creek and Cherry Creek.
    Additional information is available from The Hunger Coalition at 788-0121 or info@thehungercoalition.org.




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