City to Offer Summer Lunch Program at Parks
The city of Lawndale will serve free meals to youths under the age of 18 in area parks through its Summer Food Service Program.
The program would pick up where school lunch programs left off in June, said Alicia Thomason, community services supervisor for the city.
“It’s a service to the community,” she said. “We wanted to offer kids a nutritious lunch free of charge because they used to get free lunches at school. It’s also a way to get them into the parks and involved with park activities.”
The USDA-sponsored program will run Monday through Friday until Aug. 28. Meals are served from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Jane Addams Park, 15114 Firmona Ave.; William Green Park, 4558 W. 168th St.; and Rogers-Anderson Park, 4161 W. Manhattan Beach Blvd.
Information: (310) 970-2100, Ext. 174.