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Dinner program for kids kicks off

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Posted at 9:17 PM, Jun 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-03 23:43:27-04

SOUTH SALT LAKE, Utah — A community program is addressing the issue of “food gaps” in the summer — when kids aren’t in school and do not receive school-provided meals.

The Utah Community Action summer dinner program for school-aged children kicked off Monday.

“All of the food is made fresh every single day, so nothing is made from a can or processed or anything like that. So we prep all of that food here and all of our drivers take it out and we serve it to the kids every single day,” said Colby Hall, the kitchen manager for Utah Community Action.

Free meals are available to all children under 18. Adults can eat for $3 — about what it costs to make the meal.

The program will provide meals five nights a week from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at three locations in South Salt Lake, Magna and West Valley City.

More information can be found on Utah Community Action’s website here.