Summer Feeding Program

Summer is just around the corner and one Iowa Park church is providing a summer program to help feed kids. First United Methodist Church plans to serve hot meals so kids are not going without.

The sign is up and First United Methodist Church is ready to open its doors to feed Iowa Park kids this summer. Pastor Jon Eckstein said, "What we're doing here is starting out at a very fundamental level. We hope to feed those that are hungry."

Pastor Eckstein said any Iowa Park resident is invited to eat free meals three days a week.  Families that are struggling financially can find some help at the Feed The Lamb Program at the church.

"Food is very fundamental and when you're hungry you are not able to do a lot of things." Pastor Eckstein added, "Your energy is down and so we hope to reach out in such a way to help families that need something to eat."

First United Methodist Church wants to help. The church spent personal funds to build a state of the art kitchen, just to provide hot meals for the program. "We put in about $40,000 of commercial equipment and upgraded and remolded to meet the criteria, to put on this program."

Pastor Eckstein said Feed The Lamb Program will also provide fun activities for families and kids to enjoy.

Feed The Lamb Program kicks off Monday, June 4th. One hot meal will be served every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 11 AM to 1 PM, until school starts again.

First United Methodist Church said right now they are not receiving any funding or food, for the program. Everything is coming out of the personal church budget. They rely on community donations to keep the program alive, and always welcome volunteers.

Natalie Garcia,   Newschannel 6