Partnerships Feed Local Kids

July 15, 2021

Through local collaborations, Douglass Community Services has been able to feed Lewis County children through the USDA Summer Meals Program.

In May and June, approximately 3,774 lunches and 3774 breakfasts were provided to Lewis County young people. The meals program is made possible through a collaboration between Douglass Community Services, Canton Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), and First Baptist Church of Lewistown.

“Local volunteers make this program possible,” said Community Outreach Initiatives Director Stephanie Himmel. “Douglass is honored to work with these wonderful local volunteers to ensure that kids are fed and families are supported.

The USD Summer Meals Program provides seven breakfasts and seven lunches at a once-a-week bulk distribution. Meals are provided to all youth under age 18 at no cost. Persons wishing to sign-up should contact Himmel at 573.221.3892 or The program runs through mid-August.

Celebrating its 50th anniversary, Douglass Community Services is a trusted partner in building strong kids, strong families, and strong communities.