Whenever families walk near Carpenter’s Park in Milton on the way to the new splash or playground, James Kelly tries to get their attention from his food truck by blowing his trumpet or playing music.

Kelly works to make sure he reaches everyone who passes by, but not because he is trying to sell something. In fact, it is the opposite. Kelly is tasked with providing free lunches from the Santa Rosa County School District to children ages 18 and under as part of a new initiative to reach out to families who can use a little extra help during the summer.

“(Parents have) the biggest smiles. They are always happy, always grateful. Children are always grateful,” said Kelly, who works as an assistant manager at the food service at Milton High School during the school year.