LifeLine Foods is pleased to help Second Harvest Community Food Bank with their “No Hunger Summer” program again in 2023.

Food insecurity is a major issue across the country, and it affects St. Joseph residents disproportionately as nearly 1 in 5 people in Buchanan County are in need. That’s why volunteers from LifeLine Foods are stepping up over the next 10 weeks to serve the St. Joseph community.

“We’re really privileged for the opportunity to partner with Second Harvest on this initiative,” said Kelsey Sollars, LifeLine Foods senior accountant. “What we want to do is make sure that no children in St. Joseph are going hungry. We’re thankful we can provide that support and create some goodwill in our community.”

The purpose of “No Hunger Summer” is to provide free lunches to children who are 18 and under during the summer months when school is not in session and meals are not as easily accessible. Kids who visit a “No Hunger Summer” café site receive a nutritious lunch in a positive, encouraging environment at no charge. No registrations or applications are required.

LifeLine Foods team members will be on-site at Pleasant Heights Apartments (2902 S. 36th St. Pl., St. Joseph, MO 64503) every Tuesday and Thursday, from 12-1 p.m. this summer. The program began Tuesday, June 20, and ends Thursday, August 17.