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Centralia youth coalition helping w/free community lunches

Posted on Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at 2:32 pm

Members of Centralia’s  Community Youth Coalition are offering free lunches in the park for children 18 and below, weekdays from July 2 through August

Prenger Foods' Rosel Schmidt prepares some lunch meat for sandwiches.

Prenger Foods’ Rosel Schmidt prepares some lunch meat for sandwiches.


The lunches will be served at the Centralia City Park South Shelter from noon until 1 p.m. Besides lunch and activities, free coupons to the Centralia City Pool, McDonalds and Sonic will also be offered.

The program will not offer lunch July 4.

The meals are courtesy of Prenger Foods, paid for by a USDA grand obtained through the Central and Northeast Missouri Food Bank.

Event organizer Lisa Matthiesen said punch-cards would be provided to the children and every 10th punch would earn them a coupon.

For the complete article, please see this week’s edition of the Centralia Fireside Guard.