Parks & Recreation Will Serve Free Sack Lunches To Children At 15 Locations Daily
06/02/2005

FRESNO, CA (June 2, 2005) On Monday June 6, 2005, the City of Fresno Department of Parks, Recreation & Community Services (PRCS) will begin a partnership with the Economic Opportunities Commission (EOC) to distribute FREE sack lunches to children throughout Fresno. Operating as an extension of EOC, PRCS will facilitate distribution of lunches at 15 sites throughout the city to allow out of school children a source for good daily nutrition. Because of EOC, FUSD, PRCS and other Summer Lunch sponsors, the program will operate on a much larger scale, topping 75 distribution sites this summer in both the city and county.

All youth, 0-18, can get a healthy meal Monday thru Friday during the summer at one of the many locations in Fresno County. There is no 'qualifying.' Kids just need to show up. All of the participating sponsors are working hard to ensure that kids stay healthy and are ready to learn when school starts in the fall.

PRCS Sites                    Address      Serving Time                     Site Phone #

Frank H. Ball Playground   760 Mayor             12:15 – 1:15 pm   488-1502

Hinton Center                    2385 S. Fairview     12:00 – 2:00 pm   621-6630

Pinedale Center                 7170 N. San Pablo  1:00 – 2:00 pm   431-4641

Einstein Park                    3566 E. Dakota       1:30 – 2:30 pm   224-6775

Ivy Center                         1350 E. Annadale    12:00 – 2:00 pm   488-1501

Highway City                     5140 N. State         12:00 – 2:00 pm   276-0683

Fink White Park                535 S. Trinity           12:00 – 2:00 pm   233-7512

Ted C. Wills                     770 N. San Pablo      1:00 – 3:00 pm   621-6720

Quigley Park                    808 W. Dakota          1:30 – 2:30 pm   224-6753

Melody Park                    5935 E. Shields         1:30 – 2:30 pm   292-9941

Lions Park                      4650 N. Marks            1:00 – 3:00 pm   222-8945

Lafayette Park                1516 E. Princeton       12:00 – 2:00 pm    222-8574

Dickey Playground          50 N. Calaveras          1:00 – 3:00 pm   488-1212

Wesley Park                  1343 E. Barstow         1:30 – 2:30 pm   225-8177

Romain Playground        745 N. First                12:00 – 1:00 pm   237-2478

For the list of additional sites, call the Fresno Metro Ministry at 485-1416 or visit www.fresnometroministry.org

Andrew T. Souza , City Manager
Contact: Ken Shockley, Public Affairs Officer: (559) 621-7777