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Free Summer Lunch for Kids

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By: Nicole Garcia and Kyra Jenkins

The Summer Food Service Program is providing free nutritional lunches for all kids under the age of 18 this summer, so kids do not go hungry.

More than  100,000 kids would go hungry without free, or reduced-price, meals during the school year.

Nearly 30% of kids in Fresno County live in poverty, and many experience hunger pangs during the summer, without their free lunch at school.

"A lot of low income families aren't able to afford food, because of high gas prices, and the heat during the summertime," said Fresno resident Jose Navarete.

What many families don't know is that their kids can still get free lunch while school is out, through the Summer Food Services Program.

"Any child, 0 to 18, can come and get a free nutritious lunch at a safe place, here in Fresno," said Edie Jessup, with the Fresno Metro Ministry.

"Any child can come, it's not means tested, you don't have to sign up in advance, you just go and get a good meal," said Jessup.

Each meal includes 2 ounces of protein, 2 servings of fruits and vegetables, one serving of bread, and a carton of milk.

More than 150 locations across Fresno County offer the lunch mainly at schools, parks, recreation centers, and Boys and Girls Clubs.

The program is prepared to serve 100,000 kids a lunch, five days a week, all through the summer.

To find a spot near you that serves free lunch, you can call the Food Resources Hotline, at

1-800-870-3663.

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