CITYWIDE — The Los Angeles Regional Food Bank wants those who are struggling financially to know that they can access the Child and Adult Care Food Program to help fill empty stomachs.

Children at the Santa Monica Boys and Girls Club have fun while eating their lunch. (File photo)

Children at the Santa Monica Boys and Girls Club have fun while eating their lunch. (File photo)

The program provides aid to child and adult care institutions and family or group day care homes for the provision of nutritious foods that contribute to the wellness, healthy growth, and development of young children, and the health and wellness of older adults and chronically impaired disabled persons.

It is available without charge to all children enrolled at the following locations:

Santa Monica Boys and Girls Clubs: John Adams Middle School, 2441 16th St.; 5:30 p.m. — 6:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Santa Monica Boys and Girls Clubs: St. Anne’s Church, 2015 Colorado Ave.; 3 p.m. — 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, Wednesdays, 2:30 p.m. — 3:30 p.m.

Santa Monica Boys and Girls Clubs: Main Branch, 1238 Lincoln Blvd.; 4 p.m. — 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

To qualify for the program, a family of four must make $30,615 for free food; $43,568 for reduced meals.

For more information call (310) 496-8800, (310) 394-2582 or (323) 234-3030.

kevinh@smdp.com

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