FRAMINGHAM – Thanks to Project Bread there will be free lunch for kids ages 5 to 18 at the Framingham Public Library this summer.
Starting June 26, lunch will be served for kids from 11 a.m. to noon at the Costin room at the main Framingham Library only.
This is the first year of free lunches served at the Framingham Library.
The idea was initiated by Project Bread, said Assistant Library Director Lena Kilburn.
“They wanted a public location for kids to have free lunch this summer, and we jumped right on it,” said Kilburn.
“Unfortunately, some kids do go hungry when they are no longer in school and receive a lunch,” said Kilburn.
Free lunches will be served at the main Framingham Library on Mondays, Wednesday, and Fridays, said Kilburn.
The lunch will consist of a sandwich, milk, and a fruit. The menu will be differently daily.
Project Bread is conscious of allergies and we will have the list of ingredients available each day.
“We are not sure what the demand will be at the library, but we could expand the program, if needed,” she said.
Project Bread is also supplying free lunches to kids at Pelham Apartments, the MetroWest Boys & Girls Clubs and the MetroWest YMCA. These programs are not open to the public.
The program runs until August 25.
Editor’s Note: A previous version said the program begins on July 3. The library is starting the program on June 26.