Community Services League Kicks Off 2nd Annual “got lunch?” Summer Food Program for Children
Eastern Jackson County, MO – Community Services League (CSL) announced it will kick off of its “got lunch?” summer food program for children at all seven (7) of its locations June 1.
Most people think of summer as a time for vacations and barbecues. But for many local families, it’s a time of increasing need. During the school year, more than 12,000 low-income school children in Eastern Jackson County receive lunches through the National School Lunch Program. Over the summer, children are out of school and no longer have access to the free programs. This places added strain on the already limited household budgets of thousands of families. By providing the “got lunch?” summer child feeding program Community Services League is setting a goal of offering additional food for 1,500 children each month in June, July and August to ensure that no one goes hungry this summer.
Families seeking assistance can contact any one of CSL’s seven (7) locations throughout the county in Blue Springs, Grain Valley, Oak Grove, Buckner and Independence at the Noland Road, 39th Street and the Fairmount location. Each location has specific times and criteria for emergency food pantry services.
Anyone interested in making a contribution to support the “got lunch?” program can do so by donating food or cash/checks at any of the seven (7) locations or by making a gift online at www.cslcares.org. All contributions are tax-deductible and help CSL meet its almost century-old mission of helping residents of Eastern Jackson County move from poverty to self-sufficiency.