The Utah Food Bank and The United States Department of Agriculture is once again offering free meals for children under 18 at three Lehi parks all summer. Food trucks with prepared meals will be at the following locations each weekday starting Monday, June 10, and ending on Friday, August 16:
- Margaret Wines Park (600 N Center St) from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
- Bandwagon Park (900 N 300 W) from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
- Pilgrims Landing Park (900 N 300 W) from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
In 2018, the Utah Food Bank served 8,636 summer meals in Lehi. The Pilgrims Landing location was added last year because a teacher in the area contacted the President and CEO of the Utah Food Bank and told her kids were struggling with hunger at her school. There are an estimated 29,490 children in Utah County who are unsure where their next meal is coming from. Across the state, one in seven Utah kids face hunger. The summer meals program is open to all children 18 years of age and younger, and meals consist of a sandwich, a vegetable, fruit, and milk. The food trucks do not have meals available to purchase for adults. “Utah Food Bank is committed to helping children across the state enjoy a happy and healthy summer. To make that happen, our Summer Feeding Program is incredibly important and we are grateful for the community support that allows us to continue to expand the program,” said Ginette Bott, President and CEO of the Utah Food Bank.