“Have Lunch on Us” Grant Approved by Grande

“Have Lunch on Us” Grant Approved by Grande
July 19, 2010 No Comments Archives Hunger Coalition

Have Lunch on Us Program

Grande Communications has given the McLennan County Hunger Coalition a Passion and Commitment Grant. The grant is being used for the coalition to sponsor the “Have Lunch on Us” program (which provides parents accompanying their children with free meals)  during the Summer Feeding Program at select site locations. All Children 18 and under receive free meals during the SFP all summer long, but many times parents are unable to eat with their children, which leads to a decrease in overall participation. The McLennan County Hunger Coalition believes that by providing these parents with free lunches that they can eat and enjoy with their children participation will increase at the participating sites. This is the third year the McLennan County Hunger Coalition has sponsored free parent meals (having provided over 600 meals to parents in previous years).

The “Have lunch on us” program runs July 9th through August 20th.

In North Waco the participating location is Provident Heights Elementary location 2415 Bosque Boulevard which serves lunch from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM Tuesday and Thursday.

In South Waco the participating location is the Bell’s Hill Elementary location 2125 Cleveland Avenue, and is also serving lunch between the 11:00 AM and 1:00 PM and on both Tuesday/Thursday.

In East Waco there are two participating sites. Wesley United Methodist Church, located at 125 Turner Street, serves Tuesday and Thursday beginning at around 11:00 AM. The Estella Maxey Apartment Complex area location ‘Restoration Haven’, located at 1112 Calumet Street, will be providing meals to parents five days a week and meals are served from 12:00 – 12:30 PM.

The “Have Lunch on Us” program is  financially supported by the Grande Communications Passion and Commitment Grant which was received in the amount of $3,500. W.I.S.D. Child Nutrition Services oversees the local Summer Feeding Program effort.

We thank you, Grande.

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