Central Valley to Offer Free Summer Meals for Kids
Summer Food Program Begins June 25 at Broadway Elementary
Central Valley School District is gearing up to serve free meals to hundreds of hungry children again this summer. Beginning Monday, June 25, children can enjoy a free, nutritious breakfast and lunch served at Broadway Elementary School.
The Simplified Summer Food Program for Children makes meals available at no charge to attending children under age 18 years of age and younger. Registration is not required and children do not need to be a student of the Central Valley School District to participate. The district is sponsoring free summer meals for children as follows:
· Location: Broadway Elementary, 11016 E. Broadway
· Dates: June 25 – July 26; Mondays through Thursdays (no service July 4 or 5)
· Breakfast: 7:30 a.m. – 8:15 a.m.
· Lunch: 12:00 p.m. – 12:45 p.m.
“Offering nutritious summer meals for children is an important service we are proud to be able to provide,” said Ben Small, superintendent. “We look forward to serving free breakfast and lunch to all children who walk through our doors. Based on the number of free and reduced-price meals served in Central Valley schools during the school year, we know there is tremendous need in our community.”
Central Valley School District launched the Summer Nutrition Program in 2004. Over the past eight summers, the program has served nearly 27,500 free meals to children. The program is funded through a reimbursement from the U.S. Dept of Agriculture and is sponsored by the Central Valley School District at no cost to the district.
All meals are available without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call toll free (800) 795-3272 (voice) or (202) 720-6382 (TTY). USDA is an equal opportunity employer.
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