Contact: Mary Martin, Community Health Manager
573-874-7356 or mmmartin@GoColumbiaMo.com
The Columbia/Boone County Department of Public Health and Human Services is celebrating its 13th year of providing nutritional summertime lunches to children 18 years of age or younger.
Lunch in the Park begins Monday, June 10th at Douglass Park. The USDA‐funded program, an extension of the school free and reduced lunch program, will run through August 9th. Lunch will be served every weekday (except July 4th) from 11:30 a.m. ‐ 1:00 p.m.
In 2012, the Lunch in the Park program served an average of 100 children each day. The complete, wholesome meals are prepared by Columbia Public Schools and served by volunteers. Persons interested in volunteering should contact Voluntary Action Center.
Please note: Due to responsibilities in our clinic, Ms. Martin is available for interview tomorrow (Friday) from 8:30 - 11:00 a.m. and again from 2:00 - 4:30 p.m.