Summer lunch programs


Hollansburg summer lunch program planning for the 5th year

HOLLANSBURG – The Hollansburg Summer Lunch Program has started planning for its fifth year. This year they will again serve two hot meals a week to the people in Hollansburg and the surrounding area beginning June 1. The average attendance for each meal last year was 23. This program is supported by the Beech Grove Church of the Brethren, Cedar Grove Church of the Brethren and several families in the Hollansburg area.

Forty-five percent of Ohio children were eligible for free or reduced-priced lunches this past school year. Ohio is in the top ten states with high “food insecurity” households. The Hollansburg program is helping a small percentage of these children right here in our neighborhoods.

“For 11 weeks, the children will enjoy a hot meal on Mondays and Wednesdays served at the Hollansburg Community Center,” said organizers.

In addition to the meals, the New Madison Library is providing an educational program every Wednesday. The Library team not only shares stories with the children, but also brings books for children to check out and return the following week. It also gives the children something to look forward to and a time to socialize with their peers.

Tracy and Heather Brown of Hollansburg have been part of the Lunch Program from the beginning. They live in Hollansburg and have a concern for the children in the area. They are planning a 5 Day Club with the Darke County Child Evangelism Fellowship July 20-24. This will be the fifth year for the 5 Day Club.

In addition to private donations, the Hollansburg Summer Lunch Program has received food items and cash from the following businesses and organizations: the New Madison Kiwanis, Downing Fruit Farm, Friends of the New Madison Library, teachers and students at Tri-Village school and the Hollansburg American Legion Auxiliary.

“We are committed to use every dollar and food item that comes in,” said the Browns, “We don’t want money sitting in the bank. We want food on the plates.”

For more information please contact , Heather Brown at 997-2209 or Tony Price at 997-3675.

First Presbyterian Church

GREENVILLE – Free lunch available on Tuesdays and Thursdays to all kids ages 1-17 this summer.

Beginning Tuesday through August 13, First Presbyterian Church is offering a Free Summer Lunch Program on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Meals are kid-friendly and are served at 11:30 a.m. Lunch will be followed with games, movies and/or other activities until 12:30 p.m. For more information, contact Angie at First Presbyterian Church at 937-548-3188. the church’s address is 114 East Fourth Street.

Please use parking lot entrance.

Evangelical United Methodist Church

UNION CITY – The Evangelical United Methodist Church in Union City, Ohio is participating in the Summer Food Service Program. Meals will be provided to all children without charge and are the same for all children regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability, and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service. Meals will be provided at the site Monday through Friday from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm.

Site Location: Evangelical United Methodist Church, 117 Franklin St., Union City, Oh 45390. Phone number 937-968-4301

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