Morongo Basin students up to age 18 can receive a free lunch in Yucca Valley and Twentynine Palms. One free lunch program began Monday, June 23, and runs through Friday, August 1. Lunches will include a sandwich or pita, fresh fruit, vegetable, and milk. The free lunches will be available at the Family Health Clinics in Yucca Valley (58375 29 Palms Hwy.) and Twentynine Palms (72724 29 Palms Hwy.) between 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Monday through Friday. In addition, youth activities and entertainment will also be provided. The program is a partnership between the Hi-Desert Medical Center, the Morongo Unified School District, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Summer Food Service Program. For more information, call Donna Stice at 760-365-9305.

Other sites at which lunch and/or breakfast is offered, in very brief windows of time are Twentynine Palms High School, the Community Services Center, and Knotts Sky Park in Twentynine Palms, and Yucca Mesa Elementary School, the Boys & Girls Club, and Yucca Valley High School in the west end of the Morongo Basin.  For more information, call MUSD Nutritional Services at (760) 367-9191 extension 4261 or 4271.

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