Free Lunch Lady Gets Support From Township

At a city council meeting Thursday night, Angela Prattis found out she can continue her free lunch program with the support of Chester Township

By Lauren DiSanto and David Chang
|  Thursday, Sep 20, 2012  |  Updated 9:13 PM EDT
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Free Lunch Lady Gets Support From Township

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Angela Prattis, runs a free lunch program in Chester Township, Pa.

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Angela Prattis will continue to feed kids in the Toby Farms community of Chester Township, Pa.

She won a huge victory Thursday night when she found out the township will pass an ordinance that converts the property she was using into a park. It was previously zoned as a residential area, which is why the township was originally opposed to her program.

In mid-August, she told NBC10's Tracy Davidson that she received a letter from the township that stated she would need to shut the program down or face a $600 fine.

At Thursday's city council meeting, Prattis also found out that hefty fine will be waived and that Delaware county will provide the liability insurance for her to use the park area.

Her free lunch program serves as many as 60 kids a day and provides them with a free sandwich, fruit and milk. The program is funded by the State Department of Education and administered by the Archdiocese of Philadelphia who puts together the boxed lunches daily.
 

 


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