Amarillo, TX – The 2016 Summer Lunch Program, beginning June 1, will provide free lunch to any child throughout the summer. Meals will be served at 55 sites throughout the City including schools, city parks and community centers. There is no cost or registration required at any of these sites and they are open to any child under the age of 18 in need of a lunchtime meal this summer.
The Summer Lunch Program is administered by the City of Amarillo and is funded through the Texas Department of Agriculture. The mission of the Summer Lunch Program is to meet the needs of the 67 percent of students in Amarillo (22,596 children) who qualify for free and reduced lunch during the school year who may experience food insecurity during the summer months when school is out. Interested persons can call 211 or text FOODTX to 877-877 to find out the serving dates and times at the locations nearest them or visit the City of Amarillo’s Community Development website at http://comdev.amarillo.gov/.