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Summer Outreach Lunch Program Provides Hundreds Of Free Meals For Local Kids So Far This Year

KAWARTHA LAKES-As of July 23rd, Kawartha Lakes Food Source (KLFS)had prepared 288 meals for the Summer Outreach Lunch Program. 223 free and healthy bagged lunches have been distributed to children, and the remainder have been donated to A Place Called Home.

“As we approach the halfway point, we are thrilled at the turnout and hope to distribute even more lunches in the second half of our program.” said KLFS in a press release.

Kawartha Lakes Food Source operates from a centralized distribution centre; collects food from reclamation sources; buys food in bulk; sorts and stores food; promotes awareness of hunger and its impact; and coordinates fundraising. They provide food to member organizations on a monthly “fair share” basis.

Until August 20th, KLFS will be distributing lunches at King Albert Public School (49 Glenelg St.) from 11am-12pm and Queen Victoria Public School (11 John St.) from 12:30-1:30pm every Wednesday and Friday. Although these two schools are our distribution points, any elementary-aged child is invited to pick up a lunch, no questions asked. 

Meals are free and healthy, consisting of a sandwich/wrap, fruits and veggies, cheese or yogurt, and a healthy baked treat. No registration is required: children and/or guardians can simply drop by the school to pick up a bagged lunch. Social distancing and further COVID safety protocols will be followed on-site, and if a child is sick, we request that someone pick up a lunch on their behalf.

For further information or to donate to the Summer Outreach Lunch Program, please contact Kawartha Lakes Food Source at (705) 324-0707 or The Salvation Army Lindsay at (705) 878-5331 EXT 2. 

 

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Pamela Vanmeer
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Pamela VanMeer is a two time winner of the prestigious Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) Award. Her investigative reports on abuse in Long Term Care Homes garnered international attention for the issue and won the Ron Laidlaw Award. She is a former reporter and anchor at CHEX News, now Global Peterborough and helped launch the New CHEX Daily, a daily half hour talk show. While at CHCH News in Hamilton she covered some of the biggest news stories of the day.

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