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Providence to Offer Kids Free Summer Lunches

 
Providence to Offer Kids Free Summer Lunches

NewsRadio 920 WHJJ and the Associated Press

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Providence officials say they expect to serve 150,000 free lunches to city children this summer.

The summer lunch program, run by the city's Department of Parks and Recreation, was launched Tuesday at the Dexter Training Grounds.

It is funded by a federal grant and targets children eligible for free and reduced-price food services during the school year.

The kids can receive a lunch at one of 35 recreation centers, pools, water parks, and other spots across the city.

The program served 128,000 lunches last year.

 

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