The 2013 program includes three new locations where summer lunches will be distributed: Clinton P. Anderson Park, Victory Christian School and Helen Cordero Elementary School.
“Bernalillo County is proud to offer free healthy meals to children during the summer break,” Commission Vice Chair Debbie O’Malley says. “Our Youth and Senior Services staff has done a great job finding new opportunities to connect more children with healthy meals, from the North and South Valleys to the East Mountains.”
Most of the 55 locations are located outside Albuquerque city limits in unincorporated parts of Bernalillo County, including the South Valley, the North Valley, East Mountains and Paradise Hills. The locations were chosen based on the percentage of children receiving free and reduced school lunch in that area. County officials expect to again distribute about 150,000 meals.
The county program is separate from the City of Albuquerque’s program. The City of Albuquerque will serve summer lunches at more than 180 sites within the city. For more information about the city program, click here
Bernalillo County’s Summer Lunch Program is funded by a federal grant administered by the state Children, Youth and Families Department.
The meals are prepared at the Albuquerque Public Schools central kitchen, and delivered to sites around the county.
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