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Gundersen Health System providing free meals for kids during summer months



A summer meal program will help more children in La Crosse.

From June 11-Aug. 31, kids 18 and under can get two free meals a day at a couple sites through a new program run by Gundersen Health System.

Lunch will be served at both Poage Park and Powell Park.

Cindy Solis, a registered dietician at Gundersen Health System in La Crosse, says hunger is a real problem in the community

“Especially during the summer months when they don’t have access,” Solis said of kids who can no longer get meals at school. “A lot of children, during the school year, take advantage of free or reduced (price) meals.”

This is the first year Gundersen will provide free meals for children in La Crosse.  Free meals are also served at several other sites around the city, mostly at schools.  

Born in Decorah Iowa. I've been a news reporter for the last 10 years, starting right out of college in Fort Dodge, Iowa. Other professional opportunities led me to Marshalltown, Iowa and Antigo Wisconsin, before I finally was afforded the opportunity here in La Crosse. I've been here since 2016. I also act as the voice of local sports, doing play by play of high school and college football and basketball. When not working I enjoy golfing.

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