Summer Lunch

Children enjoy lunch at the John Day city park near Gleason Pool last year.

The free Summer Food Service Program for kids of all ages started once again July 13.

John Day-Canyon City Parks and Recreation District will be serving lunches in John Day, Canyon City and Prairie City, July 13 to Aug. 21, Mondays through Fridays, according to a Facebook post from the group.

Parks and Rec. will be serving at the Humbolt Elementary parent pick-up line from 11:30 a.m. to noon, the Gleason Pool parking lot from 11:30 a.m. to noon and Prairie City City Park from 12:30 p.m. to 1 p.m.

Unlike past years, though, all lunches and snacks must be picked up and taken off site, according to the Facebook post.

“I imagine it will look different than it has in years past just because of the restrictions around COVID,” board member Lisa Weigum said.


Rudy Diaz is a reporter for the Blue Mountain Eagle. Contact him at or 541-575-0710.

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