LEXINGTON, Ky. — The Lexington Public Library today announced that it is once again offering afterschool snacks to youth 18 years old and younger at their Northside and Village Branches effective immediately.
Snacks will be given out from 3:30-5:30, Monday-Saturday at the Northside Branch and 3:00-5:00 pm, Monday-Thursday at Village Branch, and include an enrichment activity. In accordance with the USDA and Kentucky Department of Education, snacks must be consumed while at the Library. This opportunity is made thanks to a partnership with God’s Pantry Food Bank.
“One in five Kentucky children suffer from food insecurity,” said Executive Director Heather Dieffenbach. “The Library and God’s Pantry remain committed to providing opportunities like this to ensure our children are equipped to learn and thrive. The afterschool snack program is especially meaningful to families facing uncertainties brought on by the pandemic.”
Food insecurity, a condition in which households lack access to adequate food because of limited money or other resources, is a leading health and nutrition issue in Kentucky and the United States.
For more information, please visit the Lexington Public Library’s website at www.lexpublib.org and their social media pages @lexpublib.
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