Program begins June 1 at Willow Street Christian Church

Douglass Community Services will partner with a Hannibal church to provide the USDA Summer Lunch Program.

In Hannibal, Willow Street Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) will begin providing lunches from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 1.

Under the partnerships, Douglass manages the USDA grant and local organizations provide volunteers to prepare and distribute the lunches.

All young people age 18 and under can come to a Summer Lunch site and receive a free meal.

“I am thankful for the local organizations and community volunteers who care enough about the children in their communities to make this meal program possible,” said RSVP Director Stacey Nicholas, who spearheads the Summer Lunch Program for Douglass. “In Northeast Missouri, many of our communities have a high rate of childhood hunger. By working together with community partners, Douglass hopes to be a part of solving that issue.”

Douglass Community Services is a private, non-profit serving eight counties in Northeast Missouri.