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City of Amarillo's Summer Lunch Program kicks off Wednesday

The City of Amarillo Community Development Department is administering a Summer Lunch Program to provide meals to children around the city when school is not in session. (File Photo)

The City of Amarillo Community Development Department is administering a Summer Lunch Program to provide meals to children around the city when school is not in session.

The Summer Lunch Program starts Wednesday, May 30, and will last for the duration of summer.

According to city officials, the program, which is funded by the Texas Department of Agriculture, will provide lunches to the 69 percent of students that qualify for free or reduced lunches during the school year that may not have access to a healthy meal during the day over the summer months.

Non-profit organizations, churches, community centers and other local businesses were invited to host a site where children may come to receive a healthy meal provided by the Amarillo Independent School District. In order to qualify, the organization must have had the capacity to provide a publicly accessible facility for lunches to be delivered and served to children 18-years-old and younger.

There are a total of 60 different sites throughout the city, including schools, city parks and community centers where lunches can be picked up. Click here for a list of all locations.

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