Landmark Sponsors Local Summer Lunch in the Park Program
Landmark Services Cooperative (LSC) is excited to once again sponsor the Edgerton Community Outreach (ECO) Lunch in the Park summer food program for children.
For many years, the Lunch in the Park program has been a dream of ECO to help end child hunger. ECO understands that many of the children receiving free and reduced lunch at school during the school year suffer greatly during the summer months due to lack of food options and availability at home. The Lunch in the Park program kicked off on June 10th at Central Lutheran Park in Edgerton and serves from 12pm to 1pm, Monday through Thursday. The program is supported 100 percent by private donations. This year, LSC provided over 2,000 beef sticks and a monetary donation to the Lunch in the Park program.
“LSC’s partnership has given Lunch in the Park another year to provide children and families an opportunity to enjoy a meal together,” expressed Alyssa Meyers, food pantry coordinator of ECO. “On the first day we served 73 meals, which is 39 more meals from the first day last year! It is great to see the yearly growth as Lunch in the Park continues to serve more kids. LSC’s continued support helps us to reach more children and families each summer.”
Finding a way to help children in local communities combat hunger with programs like these are a natural fit for an agricultural cooperative like LSC. “We are excited to participate in the Lunch in the Park program for a third year by partnering with ECO to help serve food to children in need. ECO puts on a great program that helps fill the nutritional need for students in the summer while Alyssa makes everyone feel welcomed,” commented Shannon Horstmeyer, executive assistant of LSC. “We are proud to be a part of their efforts.”