Meet Up & Eat Up Summer 2019 Locations: Leisure Estates Mobile Home Park & Pine Creek Elementary School
The goal of Meet Up & Eat Up is to ensure children are receiving a nutritious lunch, as well as encouraging kids to spend time doing physical activity and academic work throughout the summer to avoid the summer slide.
Meet Up & Eat Up is a collaboration among many agencies to help children in various areas of Holland. For the past three years, we have helped host the Meet Up & Eat Up program at the Leisure Estates mobile home park, and last year met 243 different children, ranging from age 3 to 17. We are there Monday – Friday from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. with lunch served at noon. The rest of the time is spent playing with, reading to, or simply just being there with the kids.
This past summer, we also hosted the site at Pine Creek Elementary School, and met 278 different children at that site. We have 1 -2 staff members on site each day, but also rely on volunteers to come spend time with the children.