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YMCA begins handing out free meals to children, Monday

4 years 2 months 3 weeks ago Monday, April 20 2020 Apr 20, 2020 April 20, 2020 7:39 AM April 20, 2020 in News
Source: WBRZ

BATON ROUGE — With COVID-19 restrictions still in place, some of Louisiana's schoolchildren are still in need of the free meals they depend on receiving at school.

School systems and nonprofits in parishes across the state have stepped up by providing free meals to school-age children.

Beginning, Monday, April 20, the A.C. Lewis YMCA on Foster Drive is one such location where parents will be able to bring their children for 'grab and go' breakfast and lunch pickups. 

The YMCA partnered with a local nonprofit called Three O'Clock Project to make the distribution possible.

Meals will be handed out every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 3 p.m. until 5 p.m. for children under 18.

In addition to getting free meals to school-age children, the YMCA provides childcare services for essential medical personnel. 

Click here for more information on the YMCA and its programs.

The East Baton Rouge Parish School System is also continuing, and even expanding, its efforts to keep local children well-fed. 

Click here for a list of EBR school system's meal pick-up locations.

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