Free lunch for kids through age 18 will be served through Aug. 18 in four Grant County cities.
The John Day-Canyon City Parks and Recreation District serves the meals through the Oregon Department of Education’s summer food service program, which started June 12.
In John Day, lunch is served 12-1 p.m. Mondays through Fridays at the city park near Gleason Pool.
Parks and Recreation facility and pool manager Kimberly Ward said children’s activities will take place during some of the meals in John Day, and they will serve a free snack at 3 p.m.
In Prairie City, meals are held 12-1 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays at the downtown city park.
New cities serving the free lunches this year are Dayville and Seneca.
In Dayville, lunch is served 12-1 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the city park.
In Seneca, lunch is served on 12-1 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays at the city park.
There is no paperwork to fill out, and adults may also join in for a lunch by paying $2 each.
Lunches fit USDA recommendations and range from sandwiches to hot dogs, served with fruits or vegetables and a drink.
“We’re excited,” Ward said. “We hope that we have a great turnout and the new cities enjoy it.”