Free lunch service for children to be offered at 26 sites

MANATEE — The county will provide free, nutritionally balanced lunches at 26 sites for all children 18 and younger this summer.

The Summer Food Service Program will operate from June 8 to Aug. 7, and children may eat whether they are enrolled in summer school or not.Most of the sites will serve from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The United Methodist Church, 315 15th St. E., will serve from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

The other locations are as follows:— Anna Gayle Center, 2112 Third Ave. E., Palmetto

— DeSoto Boys & Girls Club, 5231 34th St. W., Bradenton

— East Bradenton Just For Girls, 1011 34th St. W., Bradenton

— First Born Church of the Living God, 217 21st St. E., Bradenton

— Increasing Joy Ministries, 2515 37th St. E., Bradenton

— Mount Olive Church, 507 21st St. E., Palmetto

— Myakka City Community Center, 10060 Wakulla Road, Myakka City

— Oakmeade Apartments, 1831 13th Ave. E. Unit 901, Bradenton

— Palmetto Boys & Girls Club, 1600 10th St. W., Palmetto

— Palmetto High School (Tiger Camp), 1200 17th St. W., Palmetto

— Palmetto Just For Girls Club, 1500 10th St. W., Palmetto

— Palmetto Youth Center, 501 17th St. W., Palmetto

— Police Athletic League (PAL), 202 13th Ave. E., Bradenton

— Prodigy Cultural Arts Program, 1017 Fifth St. W., Bradenton

— Rogers Memorial Methodist Church, 1100 15th St. E., Bradenton

— Rubonia Community Center, 1309 72nd St. E., Palmetto

— St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church, 525 Martin Luther King Ave. W., Bradenton

— Tallevast Community Center, 7727 78th Terrace E., Tallevast

— 13th Avenue Community Center, 201 13th Ave. W., Bradenton

— United Methodist Church, 315 15th St. E., Bradenton

— Virgil Mills School - Spirit Program, 7200 69th St. Ct. E., Bradenton

— West Bradenton Boys & Girls Club, 1415 Ninth St. E., Bradenton

— West Bradenton Just For Girls, 3809 59th St. W., Bradenton

— YMCA - Buffalo Creek Middle School, 7320 69th St. E., Palmetto

— YMCA - Parrish Branch - William Elementary School, 3404 Hamer Road, Parrish

— YMCA - South Branch, 3375 53rd Ave. E., Bradenton