Participation Up For Summer Lunch Program

Posted on 21 August 2013 by KWBG

BOONE, Iowa—In 2012, several people were concerned about the number of students that were eligible for free and reduced price lunches in the Boone Community School District.  It was right at the end of the school year, when an effort began to put together free lunches for any child that wanted a free lunch.  Additional assistance allowed Boone County Transportation to make available rides for children to designated serving locations.  About 3,100 meals were served.

2013 saw a more organized effort. The Boone Summer Lunch Program Committee still used the facilities of the First United Methodist Church.  Volunteers from the community and churches was still sought and all together about 200 volunteers helped during the summer.  Between early June and August 14th, with the 4th of July off, 4,287 meals were served to adults and children.  The cost averaged out to $1.62 per meal.  United Way of Boone County provided a special allocation to help Boone County Transportation cover the cost of providing transportation to those that needed a ride.

The Boone Summer Lunch Program is now on break during the regular school year, but can be expected to be back in the summer of 2014.

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