A local nonprofit agency is planning to serve free meals in Junction City to those in need this fall.
Debbie Savage — founder of Breaking Bread of JC Inc. — said the organization plans to serve meals on Fridays from 5-7 p.m. at the 12th Street Community Center Oct. 5 through Nov. 2. She discussed the initiative during Tuesday night’s city commission meeting.
“A lot of families are food insecure,” Savage said. “We’re just wanting to fill a need.”
Savage asked commissioners to waive rental fees for using the community center’s kitchen — which are $15 per hour — for the initiative.
Commissioner Tim Brown asked Savage if the initiative would be for trial purposes or if it could turn into a permanent program.
“I’d like to make it permanent,” Savage said.
Commissioners agreed to waive rental fees for the fall initiative. Brown noted that a significant percentage of Unified School District 475 students receive free lunch benefits, which symbolizes a local need.
“It’s definitely a need in the community just based on what the school system sees,” Brown said.