Free lunches for children and youth ages 2 to 18 have begun at 67 sites throughout Lane County, thanks to the Federal Summer Food Service Program and FOOD for Lane County (FLC). No documents are required to participate.
Most sites serve meals each weekday between noon and 1 pm during the nine weeks when schools are not in session. A list of sites can be found at www.foodforlanecounty.org or call 343-2822.
FLC says nearly 54 percent of Lane County children are eligible for free or reduced price lunch programs during the school year, but only 30 percent of those children take advantage of the summer lunch program.