Thursday, June 14, 2012

Idaho Foodbank Adds 22nd Picnic in the Park Location

Posted By on Thu, Jun 14, 2012 at 11:41 AM

Celery and tuna made up part of offerings at a recent Picnic in the Park meal.
  • Andrew Crisp
  • Celery and tuna make up part of a recent Picnic in the Park meal.

The Picnic in the Park program, which feeds hundreds of local youth each day of summer, has added a new Garden City location for its free meal program.

The Boise Unitarian Universalist Fellowship at 6200 Garrett St. in Garden City is the newest location with lunch offerings, which are available free for youth younger than 18, and for $1 for adults.

Lunch will be served from 1-1:30 p.m. every weekday until Friday, Aug. 10, excepting Wednesday, July 4.

Last year, the program grew from 10 locations to 18, with an increase from 26,724 free lunches doled out to almost 57,000.

Now in it's 12th year, the Picnic in the Park program has expanded from 18 locations to 22 with the Unitarian Church. Foodbank officials hope to serve up as many as 66,000 lunches this year.

A full list of participating locations and service times can be found at the Idaho Foodbank website.

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