Idaho Foodbank prepares to begin 15th annual summer food program for kids

May 25, 2013 

Picnic in the Park is a free, annual summer lunch program for kids that takes place in parks and other sites across the city.

Idaho Foodbank officials will kick-off the 2013 program at 11:30 a.m., Monday, June 3 at Cassia Park, 4600 W. Camas St.

The program is designed to pick up where public school meal programs leave off. Free lunches are available to children ages 1 to 18, no questions asked. No ID is required. Most of the picnic sites are located near schools where a large number of students come from economically challenged homes.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture, the Idaho State Department of Education and private donors support this program through the Idaho Foodbank.

Foodbank officials say they expect to serve more than 60,000 lunches this summer.

Find a full list of lunch sites, times and more details at

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