Two metro-east sites will feed hungry kids this summer

This summer, there will be at least two locations in the metro-east for children from low-income families to receive free, healthy meals while school isn’t in session.

Lovejoy School in St. Clair County and the Tri-City YMCA in Madison County are both participating in the Summer Food Service Program that is funded by the USDA, according to news releases.

The meals will be available to all children who are 18 years old or younger and to individuals who are older than 18 and enrolled in a state-approved educational program for people who are mentally or physically disabled.

At the YMCA, food will be provided from May 30 to Aug. 11 at 451 Niedringhaus Ave. in Granite City. The meals and snacks will be available Monday through Friday between 7:30-9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

For more information, call Kasey Camren, Early Childhood Education Center co-director, at 618-451-9107.

Lovejoy School will offer meals from June 7 to Aug. 4 at 800 Madison St. in Lovejoy. Breakfast will be served from 8-10 a.m., and lunch will be offered from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call the school at 618-271-1014 with any questions.

Lexi Cortes: 618-239-2528, @lexicortes