Submitted by Laura O’Grady
This summer will be Martin Library’s fifth year working with the Summer Food Service Program. We feed lunch to children and teens five days a week from June to August. We have seen drastic behavioral improvements in the children and teens because of this program. Many of the youth who use our library spend most of their day attending our programs or using our services. The lunch program allows them to get a healthy, balanced meal, while also taking part in educational programming. We are so pleased with the program that we have expanded our offerings to include breakfast. The training is simple and straightforward, and the payoffs are numerous. I cannot recommend the Summer Food Service Program highly enough.