Free lunch for kids at YMCA this summer

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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — The YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids will offer free lunches for children in need this summer.

“For some children in our communities, the end of the school year means end of meals,” C.J. Paciencia, Food Services Director of the David D. Hunting YMCA, said in a statement.

Many students enrolled in the free and reduced lunch program at their school have no way to receive the meal during the summer. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says over 21 million children nationwide lose that access to lunch during the summer, a release from the YMCA said.

Funded by a Walmart Foundation grant, the YMCA will provide free lunches for children from June 2 to Aug. 29.

The meals will be served at the YMCA on Lake Michigan Drive between noon and 1:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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