Wicomico Public Libraries providing kids free lunch with new summer program

SALISBURY, Md. – The Wicomico Public Libraries recently launched it’s first-ever Kids Summer Lunch Program providing little ones with food and to bridge the summer learning gap.

In partnership with the Wicomico County Board of Education,  the program provides free and nutritious meals to those 18 years old or younger.

The day also includes a hands-on enrichment activity from coloring to reading.

Organizers tell us they’ve seen many students go all day without something to eat and hope this is a way to make sure no child goes hungry and keep their will to learn going in a safe environment.

“Guess what? During that summer gap children do lose a lot of what they’ve learned. So they can come to the library where we give these enrichment activities and plus a nutritious meal so they can continue to have that learning process when they’re not in school<” Program Coordinator Unita Bigelow said.

The program will run Monday-Thursday from noon-2:30pm until August 13th at the Paul S. Sarbanes Branch in Room 1.

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