Every child deserves and needs a nutritious breakfast and lunch every day. This is common sense. Some children, unfortunately, have to depend on free and reduced breakfast and lunch during the school year to get this. So, what do they do when school is no longer in session and free and reduced lunches aren’t an option?
In most cases, children would have to mow lawns and do other labor-intensive activities to scrape up just enough money to buy themselves food while other children would be doing the same thing to make money for a waterpark trip. This year, that won’t be the case. Free lunch will be provided at Libby Public Schools all summer long through the sponsorship of the Summer Food Service Program.
The Summer Food Service Program is a USDA Child Nutrition Program that provides free, nutritious meals for children when free and reduced school lunches aren’t an option. Children 18 years of age or younger will be provided breakfast and lunch at participating locations including;
Asa Wood Elementary School: starting June 10 and ending August 1, breakfast will be served from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. Lunch will be served from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Libby Christian Church VBS: starting June 10 and ending August 1, breakfast will be served from 8:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. Lunch will be served from 12 p.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Libby Elementary School: starting June 10 and ending August 1, breakfast will be served from 8 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. Lunch will be served from 12 p.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Reduced breakfast and lunch will be provided for adults too with breakfast for $3 and lunch for $4.25.
Every child in our community deserves nutritious food and this program is a great way to achieve that. For more information contact Ellen Mills at 293-88111.
By Dawn Manchester