Free meals offered to campers in Youngstown

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) —  A free breakfast and lunch program kicked off Wednesday for children who attend Youngstown’s summer camp program.

The city’s parks and recreation department provides the free meals to kids who qualify. To be eligible, children must meet the income guidelines for reduced price meals in the National School Lunch Program.

Organizers said programs like this are very important.

“You know, to keep them busy and occupied through the summer and show them the different things they can do as far as being active and staying healthy,” said Tra-Vail Smith, park director for Crandall Park.

The meals will be served at seven city parks through Aug. 6:

  • Crandall Park, 400 Redondo Road
  • Lynn Park, 140 Lynn Ave
  • Glenwood Park, 2538 Glenwood Ave.
  • Homestead Park, 829 E. Dewey Ave.
  • MVSD Park, 180 N. Dunlap Ave.
  • John White Park, 2300 Kimmel Ave.
  • Wick Park, 260 Park Ave.

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