Local children who receive free lunch during the school year can now do so in the summer as well. The Sturgeon Bay YMCA partners with the local Boys and Girls Club to help provide lunches to children under the age of 18 during the summer. The initiative is meant to help families get healthy food so that the children can receive proper nutrition during the summer. YMCA Food Coordinator, Nicky Lemieux, says that the program serves over 500 meals throughout the week. It was also explained that not only is proper nutrition important, but a healthy mind and body are also a big factor for the program.
Lemieux added that the book program has been getting increasingly more popular with the children. The program has multiple locations throughout Door County such as, Algoma Schools, Sevastopol Schools, the Boys and Girls Club, and Northern Door YMCA. The program is run from Monday through Friday every week. Any family in the community with a child younger than 18 is welcome. More information can be found on the YMCA website.