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6/10/02 - Tyler

Summer Lunches Available To Needy Kids

It's the lunchroom line these kids are used to just the lunchroom is the playground.  No school bell rings, but at 11:00 a.m., lunch is served. 

The apple a day is part of the full lunch every day.  Through the 2nd of August.  For twenty years now, a federal grant has funded meals for kids.  Meant for low-income children, anyone under 18 can show up and they'll be served.  No paperwork or red tape.

The City of Tyler is working with other agencies, and many volunteers to get the targeted 1300 meals a day where they're needed.

"I'm a Christian and I think that's the Christian thing to do to provide for children who have needs.", says Art Cameron, who was out serving Monday.

"I'm trying to do whatever I can to hand out food to bring out coolers, whatever I can," says another volunteer, Anthony Williams. 

The need is there for even more volunteers, just a couple of hours serving the kids.

"At home, if their parents are working, they never have lunch, they have to wait until dinner to have any sufficient food." Williams adds.

The free lunches are being offered at the following Tyler locations:

Boys & Girls' Club 325 S. Broadway

City Park 200 W. Queen

Fun Forest Park 2000 Forest Ave.

Glass Recreation Center 509 W. 32nd St.

John Tyler HS 1120 NNW Loop 323

Lincoln Park 1710 Confederate

Oak Grove Park Carlyle and Vance

Orr Elementary 3001 Orr Dr.

P.T. Cole Park 1001 S. Vine

True Vine Baptist Church  713 W. Oakwood St.

St. Paul UMC  215 S. Clayton

Winter Park  910 S. Peach

Meadow Brook Apt.  4600 Paluxy

Meals are served from 11:00-12:00 Monday through Friday.

To volunteer you can call PATH at 597-4044 or the City of Tyler at 531-1303.

 

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