Local youth learn the importance of a healthy meal

WILLIAMSPORT – When school ends for the summer, so does access to school lunch and breakfast, which for many children may be the only meals they receive during a day. Without access to school meals, many children will be hungry this summer.

The Central PA Food Bank partnered with Williamsport’s Park and Recreation Department to teach kids about the five food groups through a hands-on cooking demonstration Friday.

The kids were told to create a meal using food that included tuna, rice, corn, bacon and pickles. This is the last educational program of the summer, but the feeding program continues each day of the summer season.

The food bank feeds breakfast, lunch and dinner during the summer to nearly 2,900 area children.

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