What’s for Lunch?

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Why we need you:

This year more than 220,000 kids in Texas will participate in USDA summer meals programs. It’s a given, if children lack food in their homes, they will surely lack books as well. Giving kids the opportunity to check out books at meals sites is a proven way to keep them reading over the summer, and the perfect way for churches to connect with families, and make a difference in their communities.

We are eager to support 50 churches in this summer’s ministry, and invite you to join us. Contact Literacy ConneXus to request a  free What’s for Lunch?  starter kit.

Kits include a box of new and gently used children’s books for check out, library cards and pockets, and a sample t-shirt book bag. The books provided will get you started; we recommend you conduct a book drive to give kids a great selection that will last the summer.

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Here’s what to do:

  1. Call Lester at 817-696-9898 or e-mail Lester@literacyconnexus.org to request your starter kit.
  2. Plan your What’s for Lunch? project with church members. Along with checking out books, will you provide crafts, read aloud sessions, other activities?
  3. Plan and execute a book drive.
  4.  Identify and coordinate with a meal site for your project,
  5. Keep us posted with pictures and updates!