Darren Doyle, story:
John Chidester, pastor of Brownsville Missionary Baptist Church has announced a new partnership program with St. Joseph's School in Bowling Green along with other local churches and organizations that is bringing free, hot meals to Edmonson County kids all summer long.
Chidester made the initial announcement earlier in the week at the regular Edmonson County fiscal court meeting. Through St. Joseph's, there will be five different locations where hot meals are available this summer, beginning June 4th, every Tuesday and Thursday.
"Through the backpack program, we've been able to serve about 100 kids per week through the summer, thanks to St. John's church and Feeding America," said Chidester. "While the backpack program is crucial to so many Edmonson County families, we've found another way to help our locals by providing some free hot meals as well."
The locations for the meals will be Brownsville Missionary Baptist, The Lighthouse Fellowship at Nolin Lake, The Community Church at Cedar Springs, St. John's Catholic Church, and Wingfield Volunteer Fire Department.
In addition to free meals for kids, parents can also eat with their children for only $3 per meal.
The program is open to any Edmonson County child from ages below one year all the way up to age 18.
"We gave away more than 15,000 non-perishable food items last summer, but a good hot meal is even better," he said.
Times for serving the meals will vary depending on each location, but will range from 11am to 12:15pm.