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Business Inclusion & Advancement - June 11, 2019

The Think Orange coalition is inviting kids age 18 and under and their caretakers to a pool party from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Monday, June 17, to promote the start of the 2019 summer meals program. The kickoff will be held at the William Roscoe Anderson Jr. Community Center 2450 Reynolds Park Road.

There will be free meals and free admission to the Reynolds Park Pool, giveaways, activities and information on the summer feeding program this year and about other organizations and programs that address hunger. Ray, the mascot of the state school nutrition program, will be on hand as well as Bolt, the mascot of the Winston-Salem Dash.

The summer feeding program provides free meals to children 18 and under. This year the summer meals program through the school system will offer breakfast and lunch starting June 17 at 21 schools, and lunch at 31 mobile feeding sites. Ezekiel AME Zion Church will offer lunch starting June 17 at 13 city recreation centers and 10 other locations, and Second Harvest Food Bank will offer lunch at seven locations. Text "FOOD" to 877-877 for more information about locations and serving times.

The Summer Meals Kick-Off is being presented by the city of Winston-Salem, Ezekiel A.M.E. Zion Church, Second Harvest Food Bank and the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools.

The Think Orange campaign includes those organization plus the Winston-Salem Urban League, H.O.P.E. of Winston-Salem, Cobblestone Farmers Market, Cherry Street Mini-Market, the Winston-Salem Youth Advisory Council and the Forsyth Backpack Program.

For more information about the Think Orange campaign, go to

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