Landmark Sponsors Summer Lunch Program For Milton Kids

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

United Methodist Church in Milton and One Apple Lunch Bunch have organized a remarkable community effort to provide free lunches for all students 18 and under this summer. The program runs 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays at Harmony Elementary School, and on Tuesdays and Thursdays at Milton United Methodist Church, from June 8 through August 30. The program organizers are working closely with the school district food service to make distribution as safe as possible.

Last summer, One Apple Lunch Bunch was delighted to serve 5,000 lunches over the summer months as part of their mission to provide children (and families) in the Milton School District with a dependable source for nutritious food throughout the year. The program is supported by the generosity of local businesses.

“We thank our corporate sponsor, Landmark Services Cooperative, for their donation of $1200 and 15 cases of beef sticks to ensure we can continue to support the families of Milton,” said Barb Braun, UMC outreach coordinator. “It takes a village to raise a child and we are just one small part.”

Landmark is proud to support United Methodist Church and One Apple Lunch Bunch as part of the Landmark Gives Back program. As an agricultural cooperative, finding a way to help children in local communities combat hunger is a natural fit.

“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 Landmark. “It’s truly incredible what this group is doing for the Milton community.”

“Even as schools were closed for the past three months, the Milton school district has been serving over 2,000 weekday “grab and go lunches” each week,” said Braun. “Continuing the summertime tradition that began in 2018, the One Apple Lunch Bunch is pleased to take over and begin another summer of serving free, nutritious meals every weekday for children who may face food insecurity in their homes.”

Cutline:  Landmark Services Cooperative donated $1,200 to the Milton Summer Lunch Program. Pictured from left to right Shannon Horstmeyer, executive assistant of Landmark; Barb Braun, UMC outreach coordinator