Feeding the community

Aaron Birdsong, at right, hands out prepackaged items for a child’s lunch and breakfast near the park on Buena Vista Street. Ciaira Nettles brought her children, Ariyah King, 5, and twins, Damani and Armani Nettles, 3, to pick up the free food as part of the Food-4-Kids program. Birdsong, who volunteered on behalf of Mediacom, handed out brown bag lunches that contained a sandwich, snack and juice and bags of food for weekend breakfasts and lunches.

Aaron Birdsong, at right, hands out prepackaged items for a child’s lunch and breakfast near the park on Buena Vista Street. Ciaira Nettles brought her children, Ariyah King, 5, and twins, Damani and Armani Nettles, 3, to pick up the free food as part of the Food-4-Kids program. Birdsong, who volunteered on behalf of Mediacom, handed out brown bag lunches that contained a sandwich, snack and juice and bags of food for weekend breakfasts and lunches. Photo by Julie Smith.

The Food-4-Kids program, sponsored by the First Presbyterian Church, continued Friday in Jefferson City.

In addition to the 40 lunches and breakfasts handed out near the park on Buena Vista Street, families were given an individual container of ice cream for each child.

Under the program, volunteers take the food to neighborhoods and wait for the families to meet them for pickup.

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