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City Partners with School District to Provide Free Summer Lunches

June 14, 2011

Karen Bergsvik, Human Services Manager 425-430-6650
Preeti Shridhar, Communications Director 425-430-6569 

Renton, WA – This summer the City of Renton and the Renton School District are working together to provide free lunches to children ages 1-18 at 12 locations throughout the city. This program will be offered from June 27 to August 19, and community partners including apartments, churches and non-profit organizations will help serve the lunches. Lunches will be served Monday through Friday unless otherwise noted, but no lunches will be served July 4 and 5.

The summer lunch program was established to ensure that children in lower-income areas continue to receive nutritious meals during the summer when they do not have access to school meal programs. The program is open to the public, and there is no registration or proof of income or residence required. The lunches must be eaten on-site. Sites, dates and serving times are listed below. For more information, visit rentonwa.gov or call the Human Services Division at 425-430-6650.

June 27 to August 19
Highlands Neighborhood Center
800 Edmonds Avenue NE - 11:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

SYFC at Stonebrook Apartments
12210 SE Petrovitsky - 12:15 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Emerald Heights Apartments
1200 SE Petrovitsky Road - 11:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
(Monday, Wednesday and Friday only)

SYFC at Greentree Apartments
6900 S. 125th Street, Seattle - 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Royal Hills Apartments (residents only)
3000 Royal Hills Drive SE - 11:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

The Renton Salvation Army
720 S. Tobin - 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Heritage Park
233 Union Avenue NE - 11:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

St. Matthew’s Church
1700 Edmonds Avenue NE - 12:00 p.m. to 12:30 p.m.

SYFC at Renton Housing Authority
(residents of Sunset Manor and Cole Terrrace only)
970 Harrington Avenue NE - 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

June 27 to August 12
Urban Family Center at Creston Point Apartments
13445 Martin Luther King Jr. Way S. - 12:00 p.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Snacks 3:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

July 6 to July 29
Ukrainian Community Center
221 Hardie Avenue NW - 12:20 p.m. to 12:40 p.m.

July 6 to August 19
West Hill Family Enrichment Center (RAYS)
12704 76th Ave. S. - 12:00 p.m. to 12:30 p.m.