Kids eat for free at Picnic in the Park

Program runs until August
Posted at 7:08 AM, Jul 13, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-13 09:48:34-04
Children who rely on school lunches during the year, don't have to go hungry this summer.
Every weekday through mid August, families eat together at local parks.
This year, The Idaho Food Bank's Picnic in the Park program is seeing growth.
More than 18,000 children in Ada County alone are food insecure and were offered free or reduced price lunches during the school year.
The "Picnic in the Park," program will help them at least get a good lunch during the summer.
Wednesday, the Boise Police Department, the Boise Bicycle Project and Boise State Football team were on hand to spread positive messages.
"Today were out here at the park with the Idaho Food Bank. Tossin the football around, you know teaching them good eating habits, just havin fun and getting out in the community," said Austin Dixon, Boise State Football player. 
There are 26 meal sites across the valley.
There are no income requirements and anyone 18 or under is welcome to show up and receive a free meal.