Birmingham church launches summer feeding program


[lin_video src=×9&auto_next=1&auto_start=0&div_id=videoplayer-1370299632&height=480&page_count=5&pf_id=9624&show_title=1&va_id=4082268&width=640&windows=2 service=syndicaster width=640 height=480 div_id=videoplayer-1370299632 type=script]BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — A local church is hoping to encourage healthy eating habits for children this summer.

On Monday, East Lake United Methodist Church kicked off its summer feeding program.

The program offers nutritious, hot lunches for children 18 years old and younger.

All of the meals are free.

After lunch, elementary and middle school students can take part in special activities such as yoga, gardening and cooking classes.

Program director Cheryl Hinnen says everything is designed to promote health habits at an early age.

The program is in partnership with the government’s Summer Food Service Program.

Lunches will be offered from noon to 1 p.m., Monday through Thursday during June.

Other activities will follow from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.

More information on the program can be found by clicking this link.

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