Northwest neighborhoods launch summer meal programs

School’s been out for almost a month now, and children home alone can work up a big appetite in the summer. Councilman Curtis Jones Jr. is reminding parents in low-income households to take advantage of summer meal programs throughout the city. Three of the programs are available in our Northwest section.

In Manayunk, North Light Community Center, located at 175 Green Lane, has been serving breakfast and lunch since the July 5 and will continue to do so until Aug. 26. Service hours: Breakfast: 9 a.m.- 9:45 a.m. Lunch: 12 p.m. – 1p.m. Call 215-483-4800 for more information.

Residents in and around Roxborough can also send their children to the Roxborough YMCA, located at 7201 Ridge Avenue for lunch from 11 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. and snacks from 12 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. The center has been serving summer meals since June. Send your children until Aug. 26. Call 215-482-3900 for more information.

Project Mercy at Mercy Vocational High School, located at 2900 W. Allegheny Avenue, also serves breakfast and lunch until Aug. 19. Breakfast: 8 a.m.- 9 a.m., Lunch: 12 p.m.- 1 p.m. Call 215-225-1920 for more information.

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