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The Lowcounty Food Bank Kicks off its Summer Meal Program Tuesday

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The Lowcountry Food Bank is beginning its Summer Meals Kick Off at Haut Gap Middle School on Bohicket Road.

The kick off will include a barbecue dinner, fresh fruit and vegetables and activities for families who will utilize the Summer Meals Program.

The Lowcountry Food Bank Summer Meals Program serves children who face hunger during the summer when school meals aren’t available.

According to the Lowcountry Food Bank, more than 80% children who attend public school on Johns and Wadamalaw Island qualify for free or reduced lunch, and many may face hunger through the summer.

The Lowcountry Food Bank says there will be five partner sites to ensure these underserved children will receive nutritious lunches and breakfast throughout the summer.

Summer Meals Program will provide more than 6,000 meals throughout the summer including 3,000 pounds of fresh produce.

Families are also able to receive food assistance at faith-based and non-profit organizations that partner with the LCFB.

The Summer Meals Program will run from the beginning of June until the first week of August.

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