The East Missouri Action Agency will be providing a summer food service program to youth of the area throughout the summer.

The program will be serving free lunches for youth Monday through Friday at four different locations.

The summer food service program is available to all children up to the age of 18, as well as disabled adults aged 18 to 21 who are enrolled in a public or private school during the regular school year.

Lunch will be served from noon to 1 p.m. at Columbia Park, located at Strauss Drive and Main Street in Park Hills.

Lunch also will be served from 11:30 a.m. to noon at Desloge City Park, South Parkside and West Walnut streets in Desloge.

And lunch will be provided from 1:30 to 2 p.m. at Bonne Terre City Park, North Long Street and West DeSoto Road in Bonne Terre.

Breakfast and lunch will be provided at Upward Bound at the Mineral Area College North College Center, 5270 Flat River Road in Park Hills. Breakfast will be served from 7:50 to 8:20 a.m., with lunch from 12:05 to 12:30 p.m.

The program will run from June 3 through July 26 at Desloge and Bonne Terre city parks. It will run from June 3 through July 6 at Upward Bound, and from June 3 through July 19 at Columbia Park.

Meals will not be available at any of the four sites on July 4 due to the Independence Day holiday.

There is no fee or registration required. Students can just show up at these locations during meal times.

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Bobby Radford is a reporter for the Daily Journal. He can be reached at 573-518-3628, or at bradford@dailyjournalonline.com.


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