Grant Given To Help Local Nutrition And Fitness Program

Lincoln, Neb. – The National Recreation & Park Association gave Lincoln Parks & Recreation a $30,000 grant to help keep children moving and keep them from hunger.

It’s part of a bigger $2.3 Million gift given by the Walmart Foundation and divyed among at least 50 parks and recreation programs across the country.

Lincoln Parks & Recreation will use the $30,000 for its “Crunch and Lunch” program.

The program started last week and will last through August 8, Monday-Friday, 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Locations include:
Ager Play Center, 1300 S. 27th St.
Carol Yoakum Family Resource Center, 4621 N.W. 48th St.
Belmont Community Center, 1234 Judson
Calvert Community Center, 4500 Stockwell
Everett Elementary School, 1123 "C" St.
"F" Street Community Center, 1225 "F" St.
UPCO Park, 40th and Adams streets

Children and teenagers can go to community centers around Lincoln to get a healthy lunch and to participate in gaves and activities.

The “Crunch and Lunch” program has already been so successful, the city department tells 10/11 News it plans to budget for the program again next year.

The lunch is part of the Summer Food Service program sponsored by the Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department. For a map of all the places participating in that program, click on the link below.


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