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(Maegan Lemon – Daily Press)

The Summer Meal Program, conducted by Changing Lives Coalition, held a kick-off event Monday at the Martin Luther King Jr. Recreation Complex. Above from left, 7024U director Kelcey George, Summer Meal Program cook Tracie Delgado, Prevention Program coordinator Jessica Caballero, and executive director Brissa Padilla pose for a photo before beginning service to a host of local children. For the remainder of the summer, meals will be served from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m., Monday through Thursday, at the Artesia Center. Children ages 1-18 eat free, and adults can purchase meals for $4.vvvv