Facebook0Tweet0Pin0LACEY, WA, June 18, 2012: The Lacey Summer Lunch Program will provide free lunches to youth and children, from June 25 through August 17, 2012. Nutritious meals will be served at three locations—Lydia Hawk Elementary, Pleasant Glade Elementary, and Mountain View Elementary—each weekday (closed July 4), from 12:00 noon to 12:30 p.m. Meals will be made available at no charge to attending children, 18 years of age and younger.Over the past nineteen years, the City of Lacey Parks and Recreation Department, in partnership with NTPS, has sponsored the Summer Lunch Program. The program began in 1993, at Mountain View Elementary and has since expanded to three sites, selected by percentage of students receiving free or reduced lunches during the school year. In 2011, an average of 505 lunches were served each day to children in the community. This program is made possible by a grant from U.S. Department of Agriculture Child Nutrition Program, North Thurston Public Schools (NTPS), the City of Lacey, and generous donations from the community.Lacey’s 2012 Summer Lunch Program schedule will include lunch service from 12:00 noon to 12:30 p.m., and a snack served from 3:00 p.m.to 3:30 p.m., at the following NTPS sites:Lydia Hawk Elementary School, 7600 5th Street SE, Lacey, WA 98503Pleasant Glade Elementary School, 1920 Abernathy Road NE, Lacey, WA 98516Mountain View Elementary School, 1900 College Street SE, Lacey, WA 98503The Playground Pals program offers free activities, arts and crafts, games, fitness, and summer reading program at each site from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., following daily lunch service.For more information, please call the Lacey Parks and Recreation Department at (360) 491-0857.