When school’s out, Summer Lunch is in!
More than half of Mahaska County kids qualify for free and reduced lunch every year. That means that due to their family’s income, these students are getting subsidized lunches and sometimes breakfasts to ensure that they’re not hungry at school.
But what about when they’re not at school during summer break?
The truth is there are children in our community dealing with food insecurity – at times, not knowing where their next meal is coming from. But a growing group in Mahaska County wants to help. The Oskaloosa Community School District, United Way and several individual volunteers are coming together to meet this need in our community. Together we will host Oskaloosa Summer Lunch, where kids can get a free lunch as well as fun and educational activities.