Salina Free Summer Lunch Program Begins Tuesday
KSAL Staff - Sat 08:00 AM 05/26/2012
The free lunches are for all children ages one through eighteen, adults are welcome to eat for $3.25
The free summer lunch program in Salina begins Tuesday.
Organizers say that school may have ended, but the need for good nutrition has not. Children who are well fed learn better, behave better and feel better. The Summer Food Service Program helps children get the nutrition they need to learn, play, and grow throughout the summer months.
According to USD 305, eight sites will serve a free summer lunch from 11:30 a.m. - noon, Monday through Friday. The free summer lunch program will run from Tuesday May 29th through Friday July 20th. No meals will be served on Wednesday, July 4.
Breakfast will be served from 7:45 till 8:15 May 29 through June 29 at Cottonwood Elementary School.
During the 2011 summer program, 22,238 lunch meals and 3,700 breakfasts were served to Salina children at eight open sites and one enrolled site.
Coalition partners are USD 305, Heartland Programs, Church of the Cross, The Salvation Army, Sunrise Presbyterian Church, and The Volunteer Connection.
The free lunches are for all children ages one through eighteen and adults are welcome to eat for $3.25. There is no fee or registration required to receive meals. This program is an equal opportunity provider.
The Free Summer Meal serving sites are:
Heusner Elementary, 1300 Norton, northwest doors by art room
Oakdale Elementary - 811 E. Iron, west doors off Penn Street
Schilling Elementary - 3121 Canterbury, side door by gym
Sunset Elementary - 1510 W. Republic, north doors off of playground
Cottonwood Elementary - 215 S. Phillips, Baker Street entrance
Kennedy Early Learning Center - 700 Jupiter, north double doors off Venus Street
Church of the Cross - 1600 Rush, southeast door
Salvation Army - 1137 N. Santa Fe, front door