Lunches and books
Kidz LunchBox is collecting donations of new and gently used books for children and young adults during April. Books are needed for ages 1 to 18 - including adult books suitable for high school students.
Kidz LunchBox is a free meals program for children ages 18 and under during the summer - to replace meals many kids eat for free at school.
Starting July 5 through August 11, 2017, kids are invited to come for free meals weekdays at six meal sites in El Dorado, Towanda and Benton. Details are available online at KN2E.org.
In addition to free meals, kids pick out a book to take home each week. The LunchBox anticipates needing over 1500 books for kids to take home this summer.
Drop off sites for book donations:
* El Dorado: Chamber of Commerce, 201 E. Central Ave. - weekdays 8:00 am - noon & 1:00 - 5:00 pm
* El Dorado: First Baptist Church, 315 W. Central - weekdays, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
* Towanda: City Hall, 110 S. Third St. - weekdays, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
* Benton: Community National Bank, 14500 SW 20th St, - weekdays, 8:00 am - 4:00 pm.