First Posted: 6/15/2012 7:50:46 AM | Last Updated: 6/15/2012 7:51:47 AM
LAFAYETTE – When school is out for summer vacation, millions of children across the nation lose access to the free and reduced‐price meals they receive during the school year. Food Finders is working to bridge that gap through the 2012 ConAgra Hunger Free Summer Program which was created to serve nutritious meals to children (ages 2-18) when the National School Lunch Program is not available.
So far, the ConAgra Hunger Free Summer Program is feeding an average of 520 kids a day at over 38 sites in nine counties. In addition to daily lunches being served, special guests will visit several of the sites throughout the summer, to add extra interest and excitement for the children in the program. West Lafayette Mayor John Dennis and Lafayette Mayor Tony Roswarski will be visiting the following sites on the dates listed:
June 18: Mayor Roswarski will visit Cambridge Apartments (noon–1 p.m.)
June 19: Mayor Roswarski will visit Claystone Apartments (12:45–1:45 p.m.)
June 20: Mayor Dennis will visit Chapel Gate Apartments (noon–1 p.m.)
June 21: Mayor Roswarski will visit Columbian Park – Green Shelter by the cove (11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.)
About Food Finders: Since 1981, Food Finders Food Bank, a member of Feeding America, has worked to provide full service programs that meet the nutritional needs of more than 170 nonprofit agencies in 16 counties across Mid-North Indiana. The food bank manages programs to secure additional food and nonfood products, provide food safety training, rescue food items otherwise wasted, and fund essential purchase product items. With the help of many, Food Finders continues each day to provide a hand up to those in need. In 2011, Food Finders distributed over 6 million pounds of food throughout Mid-North Indiana; a 116 percent increase since 2008. For more information or to make a donation, contact Food Finders Food Bank, Inc. at 765-471-0062 or visit www.food-finders.org.