Marlborough Summer Lunch Program seeks donations
Marlborough – For the past nine years, more than 900 local children from low income families have received a nutritious lunch three times a week, through the Marlborough Summer Lunch Program.? Without this successful program, these children, who receive free breakfast and lunch in the public schools during the school year, would be without food on a regular basis.
Many eligible students receive the free food at the Marlborough Police sub-station on the corner of Lincoln and Broad Streets each Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. ?Lunches are also distributed at the Richer Elementary School and Marlborough High School for students enrolled in the respective summer school programs.? Lunches, consisting of a meat and cheese sandwich, a piece of fruit, snack and a 100 percent juice box, are prepared early morning at the Metro Church on Elm Street.? Each year church parishioners graciously provide the space for volunteers to gather. Summer lunch coordinators are Peggy Ayres and Jean Peters.
Residents are urged to consider making a tax deductible donation to help keep the program going. ??All check donations should be made payable to Marlborough Children's Summer Lunch Program and may be dropped off or mailed to at the Marlborough Regional Chamber of Commerce office, 11 Florence Street , Marlborough.
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