When school ends, the need for a healthy lunch doesn't.
Winchester Got Lunch (WGL), located in Winchester, Massachusetts, is a 501c3 non-profit volunteer organization.
The mission of Winchester Got Lunch is to provide healthy lunches during the summer to Winchester students who rely on subsidized lunches during the school year.
A federally subsidized school year lunch program provides nutritional lunches to more than 220 Winchester students who qualify for assistance. In the summer, these children lose access to these healthy meals. Winchester Got Lunch extends the nutritional support through the summer by providing a weekly bag of free lunch foods to families with children who request and qualify assistance.
NEWS - Wright-Locke Farm Scholarships for eligible WGL families
Wright-Locke Farm, a historic farm in Winchester, offers enriching and exciting week-long programs for youth during the spring, summer, and fall. This year, they have received a locally funded grant to offer free tuition to families who are eligible for subsidized school year lunches. If they receive more applications than the number of scholarships that they have, they will blindly draw the names of the scholarship recipient winners. Scholarship applications must be submitted by or postmarked March 1st. The programs run during April vacation week and throughout the summer. All programs are for students in Kindergarten thru 5th grade and include lessons and activities related to agricultural or natural science, hands-on farm tasks in the fields and gardens, and interaction with the farm animals. Healthy snacks are also prepared during programs and feature seasonal and local foods. To learn more about Wright-Locke Farm, their programs, or its scholarship option, go to: http://www.wlfarm.org/youth-ed-programs/ Wright-Locke Farm is a wonderful component of Winchester and many WGL families took advantage of the raspberry picking certificates in their last WGL delivery of summer 2013. If you have any questions, please contact Rebekah Carter, Education Coordinator, at: firstname.lastname@example.org