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Free summer lunch program in Columbia to end this month


A free summer lunch program for children and teenagers in Columbia will end this month.

Workers with the "Lunch in the Park" program are scheduled to end meal service at Douglass Park on Friday. The lunches are available for anyone up to 18 years old from noon to 1 p.m.

While meal service at Douglass Park will end Friday, more than a dozen other sites across Columbia will continue to provide lunches through Aug. 19.

Those locations include:

  • CHA Stuart-Parker
  • McKee Street Park
  • Smiley Lane Park
  • Lions-Stephens Park
  • Columbia Square
Columbia 2022 Summer Lunch Sites

Lunch is severed at the locations during the week from 11 to 11:30 a.m. or noon to 12:30 p.m.

The city of Columbia and Powerhouse Community Development are partnering with Columbia Parks and Recreation and Columbia Public Schools to give out the free lunches.

If you want to volunteer with the summer program, Powerhouse Community Development is looking for volunteers.

Anyone interested in volunteering can sign up here.

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