For the first time, two Lincoln City Libraries (LCL) are hosting the annual Summer Food Service Program. The program was established to ensure that all children ages two to 18 would continue to receive nutritious meals during the summer when school is not in session.
Library Director Pat Leach said LCL chose to participate to promote reading and library use in the summer and to better serve low-income families. Two library facilities were chosen as pilot project sites and are now serving lunch to children weekdays through August 7:
All children are eligible to participate at no cost. No meals are served to adults. The cold sack lunches are served with milk or juice on a first-come, first-served basis and must be eaten on site.
The program is a cooperative effort of the Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department, LCL, and many community agencies and organizations. A full list of program sites, is available at health.lincoln.ne.gov (click on "Health Promotion and Outreach"). More information about LCL summer activities is available at lincolnlibraries.org.