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Thursday, July 24, 2014

Free meals this summer for children 18 years old and younger!

FYI for families with children 18 years old and younger:


The City of Rochester and the school district are helping kids stay healthy this summer by offering free meals. The Summer Meals Program begins June 30.

Rochester has one of the worst child poverty rates in the nation. Last summer, this meal program served some 325,000 free meals to city kids 18 and younger. The city is working together with some area partners, like Foodlink, to get the message out to low-income families that free meals for kids are available all summer.

Foodlink says one in five children in the 10 county region has limited or uncertain access to adequate food. About 50 sites will serve breakfast and lunch all summer Monday through Friday, except July 4.

"We know that kids like simple food, thats what they're telling us so the City of Rochester and the school district have been doing some taste testing of summer foods this year and thats what we're learning," said Dina Faticone from Finger Lakes Health Systems.

Food sites include community agencies, schools with summer school, churches and recreation centers. Families do not need to apply.

The list of sites where summer meals will be distributed is available by calling 211. -

See more at: http://rochester.twcnews.com/content/news/745321/free-meals-for-rochester-kids-available-all-summer/#sthash.JjSKJvhi.dpuf

LONA Loves Readers!

LONA's Cameron Street Block Club is once again giving gently used books to the children in the area! Way to go, Young Readers!

Copy and Paste this link to see some of the books that we've distributed so far this summer!


Barnes & Noble's 2014 Summer Reading! Kids can earn a free book!

FYI for our LONA Families with children in grades 1-6! Remember to KEEP READING EVERY DAY!

Don't forget that as you read over the summer, you can apply those same books to this reading journal, and earn a FREE BOOK from Barnes & Noble!


The journal and more info and activity sheets are here: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.700375883379566.1073741831.626748764075612&type=3

Summer Movie Express 2014

http://www.regmovies.com/Movies/Summer-Movie-Express# Family fun movies playing on Tuesdays & Wednesdays for the summertime!

Admission to these movies during the Summer Movie Express is only $1. Tickets must be purchased at the theater and all movies start at 10:00 am. A portion of the proceeds goes to the Will Rogers Institute. Search for a theater in your area to see where the Summer Movie Express is playing.

Regal Greece Ridge Stadium 12 176 Greece Ridge Center Drive Rochester NY 14626 585-225-8837 or 585-225-5810 Greece location: http://www.regmovies.com/Movies/Summer-Movie-Express?search=14626;theatrename=AAKGR

Regal Henrietta Stadium 18 525 Marketplace Drive Rochester NY 14623 585-424-5461 or 585-424-3223 Henrietta location: http://www.regmovies.com/Movies/Summer-Movie-Express?search=14623;theatrename=AAEIG