TERRE HUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — A local program is making sure children stay fed over summer break.

On Tuesday, the summer food service program started at Ryves Youth Center. The program is run through the Indiana Department of Education and USDA.

Monday through Friday from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. lunch is served and from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. dinner is served at Catholic Charities.

Ryves also offers activities like tutoring, a computer lab, and a gym. It will also do scavenger hunts this summer.

“We just really want the kids to come in. We want to give them something to do. We want to fill their bellies. We want them to have fun while they’re at it,” said Naomi Smith, Food Service Coordinator at Ryves Youth Center.

Smith also said on weekends sack lunches are distributed at Bethany House.