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City to serve 2 million free meals to needy children this summer

 Baltimore City plans to serve 2 million free meals this summer to children who would otherwise have little to eat.

Needy children often don't get enough to eat in the summer months when they are not in school to participate in the free lunch program.

Under the city initiative, low-income children  under age 18 can get free breakfast, lunch and dinner at recreation centers, schools, churches, camps and other locations in the city.

It is the second year of the porgram.

Nine neighborhoods, where the medican income is below $38,346, will be targeted as part of the program: Brooklyn, Central Park Heights, Sandtown-Winchester, Upton, Broadway East, Ednor Gardens-Lakeside, Coldstream Homestead Montebello, Reservoir Hill and Cherry Hill.

The meals program is part of Baltimore City Super Summer, a program which also provides summer activities for children.

For more information call 211 or head to the summer meals website -

Baltimore City Super Summer is led by the Baltimore Partnership to End Childhood Hunger, a consortium of government. The partnership includes, the Office of the Mayor, Family League of Baltimore City, Maryland Hunger Solutions, Baltimore Housing, Share Our Strength and Baltimore Food Policy Initiative .

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