CAPC Celebration Draws Awareness To Free Lunch Program
The Community Action Planning Council has a mission: make sure kids get a nutritious meal for free.
They hosted a celebration for the program on Wednesday.
The CAPC provides a healthy lunch to kids 18 and younger all summer long at 30 locations across Jefferson County.
The council organizes a special event every year in collaboration with Flower Memorial Library to spread awareness about the program and to celebrate its success.
"Not only are they getting a nutritious meal, but they're interacting, they're getting physical activity, they're getting socialization, so it's all of that that makes a child successful and ready to go back to school," said CAPC family center director Mary Mathewson.
The program is expected to serve 900 lunches across the county this year.