NORWOOD -- The Community Lunch Program for Kids is seeking food donations for its summer distributions.
The CLPK serves children in the Norwood-Norfolk-Raymondville communities, many of whom rely on the free/reduced-price breakfast and lunch program through the Norwood/Norfolk school district during the school year but are left without this help when school is not in session.
The Community Lunch Program for Kids carried out four distributions of food to registered families since last summer, with an average of 60 families with 160 children for each distribution.
There will be three distributions of food this summer, June 21-22, July 19-20, and in August at date to be announced. CLPK is supported solely by volunteers and relies heavily on the support of the community for donations of nonperishable food items.
Four local businesses have agreed to have food collection boxes at their stores: Norwood Dollar General and Perry’s Big M in Norwood; and in Norfolk at Al Smith’s Superette and Fefee’s Market.