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Richland One Providing Free Summer Meals to Children at 25 Sites, Adding Pick-up Service at Four Sites

 

 

Richland One will provide free meals to children this summer through the federally-funded Summer Food Service Program. Meals will be provided to any child age 18 or younger. Children do not have to be Richland One students to receive meals.

 

From June 21 through July 29, meals will be available Mondays through Thursdays. Breakfast will be served from 7:30 – 9 a.m. and lunch will be available from 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. On Thursdays, children will be given extra meals to take home to last them through the weekend.

 

District students enrolled in Richland One summer programs and camps will receive their meals at the 25 schools where the programs are being held. However, children who are not enrolled in Richland One summer programs can pick up their free meals daily at four designated school sites: Carver-Lyon Elementary School, 2100 Waverly Street; Eau Claire High School, 4800 Monticello Road; Lower Richland High School, 2615 Lower Richland Boulevard; and St. Andrews Middle School, 1231 Bluefield Road. Parents can bring their children with them when they pick up the meals or they can provide confirmation that they will be taking the meals home to their children.

 

Nutrition Services Director Tracy Dixon says adding pick-up sites will benefit more families. “In an effort to ensure we are able to serve all children and leverage our resources, we will offer pick-up meals for children not participating at our established camp sites daily at four locations around the district,” she said.

 

During the weeks before the new school year begins on August 18, Richland One will continue to provide free meals. On August 2 and August 9, from 10 a.m. – noon, parents can pick up seven days’ worth of meals for their children at the following sites: Carver-Lyon Elementary, St. Andrews Middle, Eau Claire High and Lower Richland High schools.

For more information and updates, go to the district’s website (www.richlandone.org), click on the Departments tab, then click on the Nutrition Services link. Inquiries may be directed to Richland One Nutrition Services at (803) 231-6953 or sfsp@richlandone.org.

 

NOTE TO MEDIA:

The USDA requires that the following non-discrimination statement accompany information about its programs:

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