Missoula Library Giving Free Food to Kids This Summer
The Missoula Public Library will be handing out more than just books this summer, they also will be handing out food to children under 18.
"We are partnering with the Missoula Food Bank and they are actually the ones who are serving the food," Public Relations Librarian Mary Drew Powers said. "It's a program called 'Kids Table,' and they have done it around the community in previous years. It's a program to bring nutrition to children that might not be getting the same nutrition they did in school."
The Missoula Food Bank decided to host kids table at the library due to family involvement in summer programs.
"It has not happened in the library in the past," Powers said. "It has happened, I understand, at some schools. A lot of families come to the library in the summer because we have summer reading programs, we have activities for the kids, and we have day camps.They like to check out books, binoculars, and telescopes."
Powers says “Kids Table” fed 17 kids last Tuesday and is equipped to feed more as summer library activities progress. Food is served between 12 to 1 on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, and will last until mid-August.