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.