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Summer Lunch Outreach Project is about to kick off!

Pilot project to provide bagged lunches two days a week in July and August!

The Food Security Working Group, a committee of the Kawartha Lakes Food Coalition, will be running a pilot project in the Lindsay area centered on feeding children in the summer. The Salvation Army and the Kawartha Lakes Food Source, as part of the committee, are partnering on this project.

The Kawartha Lakes Food Coalition recognizes the gap in available food during the summer months, for children who benefit from in-school meal programs. The catchment areas for 2018 will consist of: King Albert P.S., Queen Victoria P.S., and St. Mary Catholic Elementary School.

Our goal is to make a lunch consisting of a sandwich/wrap, a fruit, vegetables, yogurt/cheese and baked treat.

We believe that the number of children that will access the program will be between 100 and 125 each day. The program will run on Wednesdays and Fridays each week from July 4th until August 31st. This is 9 weeks, 18 days worth of lunches; therefore 1,800 – 2,250 lunches will need to be made over the course of the summer.

We are looking for support from churches, businesses and individuals in the community, to fund the food aspect of the program.  Thank you to the United Way for your financial support to get this pilot started.

How you can help!

Support can be made through a donation of cash, grocery store gift cards, or food items (as listed below). A taxable receipt will be issued for any financial donation over $10. Donations can be dropped off at: Kawartha Lakes Food Source, 41 George St. W., Lindsay, or The Salvation Army, 30 Peel St., Lindsay. We ask that all donations of food be dropped off on Monday or Tuesday before 4pm to give volunteers enough time to prepare the lunches.

Food Items:

Apples, Bananas, Pears, Oranges, Fruit cups (unsweetened apple sauce or fruit in water)

Carrots, Cucumbers, Peppers

Cheese Strings, Yogurt Tubes, Block Cheese

Eggs

Tuna, Salmon

Ground Beef

Whole Wheat Flour

Pasta Sauce, Tomato Sauce

Mayonnaise

Chocolate Chips

Jam

Volunteers needed!

We are also looking for volunteers interested in: baking on Monday mornings; making sandwiches and/or delivering food on Wednesday and Friday mornings.

For more information please contact:
Janet Rodin – Community Ministries Coordinator for The Salvation Army at 705-878-5331 ext. 2 or familyservices@lindsaysalvationarmy.ca or Michelle Romanuk – Volunteer Coordinator for the Kawartha Lakes Food Source at 705-324-0707 or volunteer@kawarthalakesfoodsource.com