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YMCA collaborating with organizations to get kids fed this summer

Rick Solem

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There are multiple ways children in the area can get a free meal throughout summer and it appears to be much needed.

“In La Crosse County, about 17 percent of kids are food insecure, which means they may not know where their next meal is coming from,” Lisa Luckey, the youth and teen director at the La Crosse Area YMCA said.

Offering free meals is the Salvation Army, Boys and Girls Club, School District of La Crosse, Gundersen Health System, as well as the YMCA.

The YMCA meal program is for children 18 and under. Last summer it gave out 10,000 meals. The organization anticipates it will distribute 200,000 meals throughout 2018 in La Crosse County.

Luckey says there’s a lot of collaboration between the entities.

“We’ve worked with Gundersen, as well as the Salvation Army to identify, what are some of those populations where we may not be serving or the areas we may not be serving and can one of us spread into that spot,” she said.

For info call Lisa Luckey at 608.782.9622 x264 or email her here: [email protected]

YMCA FREE SUMMER MEAL SCHEDULE
Breakfast
:
Community Teen Center: (1105 King St.)
Mon-Fri 7:45-8:15 a.m.

Lunch:
Community Teen Center: (1105 King St.)
Mon-Fri 12:15-1:00 p.m.

Schuh/Mullen BGC (1305 St James St.)
Mon-Fri 12:15-12:45 p.m.

Dinner:
Dahl Family YMCA (1140 Main St.)
Mon-Fri 3:00-4:00 p.m.
Sat-Sun 2:00-2:30 p.m.

Northside Community Library (1552 Kane St.)
Mon-Fri 3:15-3:45 p.m.

Amie L. Mathy Center (811 8th St. S)
Mon-Fri 3:30-4:15 p.m.

Poage Park (500 Hood St.)
Mon-Fri 4:30-5:00 p.m.

Evening Snack:
Dahl Family YMCA (1140 Main St.)
7:00-7:30 p.m.

Host of WIZM's La Crosse Talk PM | University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point graduate | Hometown: Greenville, Wis | Avid noonball basketball player and sand volleyballer in La Crosse

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