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Alhambra to participate in free summer lunch program

Alhambra will participate in the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Summer Food Service Program this summer. The free lunch and snack program will distribute nutritious meals and snacks in Alhambra, Almansor, Granada, and Story parks between June 2 and Aug. 8. Children under 18 from any school district can participate in the program.

The city served 62,849 lunches and snacks in Alhambra parks last year, according to Director of Community Services Cynthia Jarvis.

“It’s a very well-used program and we cover all four quadrants of the city by conducting this program in our parks,” Jarvis said during Monday's City Council meeting.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food and Nutrition Service will reimburse the city based on the number of lunches and snacks it provides, Jarvis said.

The free summer lunch program was established to provide meals and snacks to children during the summer months, specifically in areas like Alhambra where at least 50 percent of children are eligible for free or reduced-price school lunches. 

Weren't able to attend Monday's meeting? You can watch it here. City Council usually meets every second and fourth Monday of the month on the second floor of City Hall: 111 S. First St., Alhambra, Calif., 91801. The next regular meeting will be on March 24 at 5:30 p.m.

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