Free summer meals and activities for youth in Newport

The Newport Family Literacy & H.E.L.P. Center will be offering the Summer Meal Program, which provides FREE lunch to children ages 1-18 throughout the summer. The meals will be held Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays at Sam Case Elementary from 12-1pm. In addition to the meal there will also be craft activities, story time, and other activities held each day for youth of all ages. The program starts June 19th and runs through August 23rd.

Oregon has higher than national average rates for hunger and food insecurity, according to an Oregon Food Bank report. Over half (61%) of Lincoln County students qualify for free or reduced lunch. Over 400 students in the district are considered homeless (defined as living with relatives or friends, awaiting foster care, or living in an emergency shelter, motel, campground, car or park).

FREE LUNCH FOR YOUTH AGES 1-18
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 12-1pm
Sam Case Elementary
459 NE 12th St., Newport

*This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

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Do you have a spare hour each week, or every other week? Volunteers are also needed to assist with handing out meals, read with children, and conduct craft activities. Contact Brittany at 541-574-5824 if you are interested in volunteering.

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About LCSD H.E.L.P.

There are over 582 students in the Lincoln County School District who qualify as homeless. The HELP (Homeless Education & Literacy Project) Centers work with these students and their families to break down the barriers to education and keep them in school and succeeding.

Posted on June 6, 2012, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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