Summer Lunch Bunch
What is Summer Lunch Bunch?
The Summer Lunch Bunch is a collaborative community meals program that meets all over Livingston County during the summer recess. Through a diverse offering of one-time, daily and weekly meetings at host sites around the county, families with children are ensured access to plentiful food all summer long. Most of the community residents are within 15 minutes of a Summer Lunch Bunch site. Although the primary purpose of the program is to alleviate summer meal gaps for children, the program is not just about free food!
Unique opportunities for free family fun happen all summer long, and activities are paired with the served meals. Programming is sought with a focus on literacy, physical education, nutrition education, science, art and of course–fun. The program even offers free family field trips throughout the summer. All of this is 100% free to families.
The program is a coordinated by The Salvation Army of Livingston County, is an initiative of The Livingston Hunger Council, and is supported through the Livingston County United Way, USDA Summer Food Service Program, and generous community donations.
In 2016, over 30,000 meals were served through the program at sit-down meals and through our take-home pantry pack program.