Landmark Sponsors Local Kids’ Summer Lunch Program

Landmark Services Cooperative (LSC) is excited to announce the sponsorship of the Milton free summer lunch program for children. This is the second year LSC has donated to the free lunch program as part of their initiative to increase awareness about child hunger and to help feed hungry kids.

United Methodist Church (UMC) in Milton and One Apple Lunch Bunch have organized a remarkable community effort to provide free lunches for students in grades 4K-6 this summer. The program runs from June 10-August 30, Monday through Friday from 11:30am-12:30pm at Lamar Park in Milton.

In its first year, One Apple Lunch Bunch was delighted to serve 2,612 lunches over the summer months. This year is off to a fantastic start with 663 lunches served in the first four days. The program is supported by the kindness of local businesses.

“Thank you to our corporate sponsor, Landmark Services Cooperative for their donation of $800 and 15 cases of beef sticks to ensure we can continue to support the families of Milton,” expressed Barb Braun, UMC outreach coordinator. “It takes a village to raise a child and we are just one small part.”

As an agricultural cooperative, finding a way to help children in local communities combat hunger is a natural fit. LSC is proud to partner with The Drive to Feed Kids initiative as part of the Landmark Gives Back program.

“Hunger is an issue in every community. Landmark is thankful to UMC for its commitment to provide nourishing food to children and families who may not know where their next meal is coming from,” said Shannon Horstmeyer, executive assistant of LSC. “It’s truly incredible what this group is doing for the Milton community.”

Grain exchange

Cutline:  Landmark Services Cooperative donated $800 to Milton Summer Lunch Program. Pictured from left to right Shelby Veum, intern of LSC; Shannon Horstmeyer, executive assistant of LSC; Barb Braun, UMC outreach coordinator; Karen Schmeling, One Apple Lunch Bunch memeber; and Julie Hull, One Apple Lunch Bunch member