The Paris Area Summer Lunch program will offer meals to local school children in need this year, and community members can get involved in the effort.

The Paris Area Summer Lunch program will offer meals to local school children in need this year, and community members can get involved in the effort.

As in the past few years, local school children will receive summer lunches through the generosity of local churches, businesses, community service organizations and individuals, along with the support of the local food pantry. Families who depend on the school lunch program during the school year may need these extra resources in order to provide nutritious meals throughout the summer months. Many in the Paris community, concerned about the financial hardship this may create for some families, are committed to providing sack lunches for students whose families indicate that they would like to participate.

The 2018 program is scheduled to begin Sunday, June 3. Parents who have not already received a blank registration form can pick one up at the office of Paris First Baptist Church Monday through Thursday during normal business hours.

This program is supported through donations. Any individuals, churches, businesses or other organizations who would like to help can send a donation to First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 89, Paris, 65275. All donations should be labeled “Summer Lunches.” All money donated goes directly to purchase items needed for the lunches.