On June 11th the Food Bank of Nevada County begins the annual Summer Lunch Program. Volunteers will hand out free, healthy lunches to kids at low-income apartment complexes throughout the county. Meals will be delivered at six apartment complexes and the YMCA summer camp, Monday through Friday each week until August 3rd, 2018.
The Summer Lunch Program distributes the lunches during set schedules (based upon location) between noon and 1 p.m. The apartments participating are: Oak Ridge Apartments, Glenbrook Apartments, Nevada Woods Apartments, Valley Commons and Springhill Gardens I and II. Children are not required to live at those apartment complexes to show up and receive a free meal if they are in need. Lunches will also be provided to the YMCA summer camp at Memorial Park.
The Food Bank of Nevada County is always looking for volunteers and sponsors to help make and distribute the meals. Volunteers spend the morning making sandwiches and packaging lunches before loading up the meals for delivery. It's a great opportunity to stay connected to the community and do something to give back.
The summer lunch program is funded by both United Way of Nevada County and the Food Bank of Nevada County. Please call 272-3796 for more information on the program or to volunteer your time at the Food Bank.