This program starts about a week after school gets out. TLC Women's Center provides summer meals in Elizabethton. Many children miss the meals they get during the school year. The meals also help families with limited income. When summer comes the children are home everyday and there’s more mouths to feed, but neither income or food stamps compensate the loss.
The pick-up for the last two years has been at Lynnwood and Lynnridge Apartments. Even if people don’t live there, they can bring their children to get a meal. They serve between 80-120 children per day Monday-Friday. The food truck arrives and gives each child a meal with milk. Children must be present to receive the food and must eat the meal at the location. This is to ensure that the children are the ones who benefit from the program. They also provide school supplies, toys, soap, shampoo and flip flops to the children.
For more information, please call 543-4673.