Westminster Summer Lunch Program
Westminster works with Topeka USD #501 to provide free, nutritious lunches to all children ages one to eighteen. There are no economic requirements and all are welcome. The meals are served in the air-conditioned dining room that is accessible by elevator during the hour from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM each week day June 4th through July 19th. The meal is prepared by the school district staff and served by a 501 employee. Volunteers from Westminster, University Methodist and the community assist by welcoming and escorting families in the elevator, helping kids with trays and milk, providing fruits and other snacks purchased by the church for parents, cleaning up, and doing all they can do to make families’ visits to the church a pleasant experience.
We are now in our twelfth year of serving Summer Lunch. This year, after the 501 program ends, Westminster will continue serving for three more weeks. In conjunction with University United Methodist Church volunteers we make and serve sandwiches and hot meals for kids and parents up though the Friday before school starts up again. We had a wonderful response to this part of our program and last year and we are looking forward to doing it again this summer!