Boys & Girls Club Of Placer County Hosts United Way’s Healthy Meals Program For Hungry Placer Kids
All Placer children welcome at two after-school meals program sites

News Release

August 31, 2015 – Hungry kids in Placer County can access free meals after school at the Boys & Girls Club of Placer County, which offers United Way’s Healthy Meals program at its Mullin & McAdams Clubhouse, 679 Lincoln Way, and EV Cain Extension, 150 Palm Avenue, both in Auburn.

United Way’s Healthy Meals Program is a partnership with the USDA to ensure kids in at-risk after-school programs have access to well-balanced, nutritious meals. The program serves 1,000 meals a day at several community sites throughout the Sacramento region. Meals are made with high-quality, minimally processed ingredients and include fresh fruit and vegetables at each meal. In the 2014-2015 school year, local sites served 125,000 meals. For more information about United Way’s Healthy Meals Program, visit www.yourlocalunitedway.org/healthy-meals-program.

“United Way’s Healthy Meals program is an integral piece of our approach to encouraging all of our club members and the community to lead healthy lifestyles,” said Jenn Cross, director of programs, Boys & Girls Club of Placer County. “The program provides kids with daily access to fresh and nutritious food that also tastes great. In addition, it provides our staff with valuable opportunities to have conversations with kids around healthy food choices and the positive effects of those choices on their futures.”  

With its mission to inspire and empower all young people who pass through its doors to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens, Boys & Girls Club of Placer County has been a cornerstone of the community since opening its doors in 1994. Serving 1,200 youth annually and hundreds of youth daily, the club provides a safe, structured and positive environment for young people after school, during holidays and summer vacation. For more information or to make a donation, visit www.bgcplacercounty.org.

For more than 90 years, United Way California Capital Region has brought people together as first responders on needs in the Sacramento region and changed the lives of hundreds of children, families and adults. Now United Way is mobilizing nonprofits, companies, schools, government and individuals across the region, state and country to make a collective impact in the areas of education, financial stability and health in Amador, El Dorado, Placer, Sacramento and Yolo counties. To donate or volunteer, visit www.yourlocalunitedway.org.

In accordance with federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability. To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, DC 20250-9410 or call (866) 632-9992 (Voice). Individuals who are hearing impaired or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339, or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.