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God’s Pantry Food Bank offering summer meals to kids and teens at 32 locations in eight counties


With school out and summer in full swing, it is time to think about how children who receive free or reduced-priced lunch in school will eat healthy meals while school is out of session.

Summertime can often be difficult for food insecure households, as budgets can increase for those households who rely on those school-provided meals. God’s Pantry Food Bank, in partnership with multiple organizations throughout Central and Eastern Kentucky, is working to provide free meals to kids and teens all summer long.

Currently, God’s Pantry Food Bank is sponsoring 32 sites in 8 counties with meals being served at different times and days of the week. Anyone age 18 or younger may come to eat at no cost. For more information on all available sites, or to find a site nearest you call 1-855-252-MEAL (6325) or text “FOOD” to 877877.

“We are honored to provide summer meals for kids and teens with the collaboration of many community-based sites in our service area,” says Katie Landon, Youth Services and Nutrition Manager at God’s Pantry Food Bank. “Working together, we can ensure that children have access to as many nutritious meals as possible while school is out of session.”

If you or a family you know with a kid or teenager need help with healthy summer meals while school is out to please call or text the number provided. God’s Pantry Food Bank institution is an equal opportunity provider.

From God’s Pantry Food Bank


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