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(Elizabeth Lewis - Daily Press)

(Elizabeth Lewis – Daily Press)

Brissa Padilla, executive director of the Changing Lives Coalition, serves meals to attendees of the summer lunch program at the 7024U Youth Outreach Center. The lunch program, which is federally funded by the USDA, runs from 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, until July 22. Children under the age of 18 eat free, while adults may purchase a lunch for $3. “We are incredibly happy to be a part of this program and follow our mission to feed children and be a safe haven to all kids. We would like to thank the Roswell Independent School District for helping us start the program here in Artesia and supporting the Artesia community,” said Padilla. “We would also like to give a big thank-you to Luis Reyes and his staff from the Artesia Center for the support and help that they provide 7024U Outreach Center and Changing Lives Coalition Inc.”