Texas Hunger Initiative offers free meals for kids - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

Texas Hunger Initiative offers free meals for kids

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LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) -

With summer now in full force, many Lubbock students are ready to enjoy food, friends and fun in the sun. But this season can also be stressful for parents, who depend on lunch meals provided by local schools to feed their children during the day.

So the Texas Hunger Initiative is teaming up with the South Plains Food Bank and City Councilman Todd Klein, for a "Summer Meals Program."

The program is free to children and teens ages 18 and younger.

Grace Norman, Child Hunger Outreach Specialist with the Texas Hunger Initiative says, "No particular income, no identification is required. You can just walk onto a site and get a free meal."

Norman says most sites will also offer learning and recreational activities.

The Texas Hunger Initiative estimates around 20,000 Lubbock children come from low-income families.

We have a full list of locations for the Summer Meals Program available here: http://bit.ly/19DLQJG

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