Program offers free meals to school children for summer

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(KSNT) School is out but Topeka kids still have an opportunity to drink those school milk cartons and it’s free!

It’s a partnership with the Salvation Army and Topeka Public Schools called the Summer Feeding Program.

The two groups provide free meals to any youth under 18 years old. The program was established to fill a void that kids face during the summer without access to school lunch programs.

The numbers have grown since the program started last week and organizers would like to see that trend continue.

“We just want to get the word out,” says Salvation Army Development Director Beverly Peterson. “We want to feed kids, the school district wants to feed kids, we just need people to bring the children. It’s there for them.”

There’s no income requirements or sign-up to participate.

Kids and teens can just stop by the Topeka Salvation Army each weekday for free breakfast at 8 a.m. or lunch at noon.

The Summer Feeding Program will continue until August 12.

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