The Summer Food Program, located at Gardner Elementary, began on June 7. On the first day, 431 people were served lunch. Since then, between 240 and 250 breakfasts and 425 to 450 lunches have been served each day.

The students enrolled in summer school programs at Gardner Elementary are the main participants in the program, along with the Johnson County Parks and Recreation Department summer daycare program kids. Community walk-ins have been increasing daily. The program is running smoothly with summer school and JCPRD transportation schedules.

— Veronica Mullin