Aunt Robin’s Diner on Walden Avenue in Lancaster is serving free brown bag lunches to kids 15 and younger.
Owner Robin Finsterbach said she’s paying it forward to a community who has supported her over the years. She wants to make sure no child goes hungry this summer.
The brown bags are made to-go and upon request. The bags contain a sandwich, snack, fruit, veggie, and drink. Finsterbach said she understands some families might be struggling to put lunch on the table during the summer time.
“ I grew up with 5 brothers and 3 sisters. I was the youngest one. SO basically mom made a pot of chili that lasted a week or two, that’s what you ate, and you just wish to go to school to get that free lunch. Now that summertime is here, kids don’t have the option to go to school or somewhere for lunch. But, they do have the option to come to Aunt Robin’s Diner,” Finsterbach said.
Since last week the restaurant served 40 lunches. Finsterbach expects more kids to take advantage of her menu special in the coming weeks.
Customers are even pitching in with donations to help the diner feed neighborhood kids.
“It’s so nice to know that they can just walk through the door and say they need a lunch and she provides it,” Alexandra Skok said.
Aunt Robin’s Diner opens Monday thru Sunday from 6am until 2pm.