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Summer food program offers free lunches for kids at Lathrop Park, Lakewood Springs South Clubhouse

With summer here, it’s time to think about keeping children healthy while school is out. Volunteer groups from the city of Plano will serve free meals to children 18 and younger beginning July 5.

Children may go to Lathrop Park from 11:30 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday for a free lunch. Free lunch is also available from 12:30 to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Lakewood Springs South Clubhouse from July 5 through Aug. 11.

There are no income requirements and registration is not required. Any child 18 years of age or younger may come to eat. Children do not have to be eligible for free meals during the school year in order to receive free meals in the summer. All children are welcome.

Lathrop Park’s address is 100 N. James St. (purple park by the fire and police departments) and Lakewood Springs South Clubhouse is at 501 S. Mitchell Drive in Plano (across from Emily G Johns School). There is a covered pavilion and gazebo at Lathrop Park and tables, benches and trees to sit at and under to enjoy the free, healthy lunch at the clubhouse each weekday.

The Summer Food Service Program is made possible through a collaboration between the United States Department of Agriculture, Northern Illinois Food Bank, Plano Community Unit School District 88, Plano Public Library, and local churches and organizations.

For more information, contact the Plano School District Administration Office at 630-552-8978 or email adminoffice@plano88.org.

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