The Summer Food Program starts Monday, June 17th at Woodside Elementary School!
For a child already dealing with family crisis, malnutrition and hunger are devastating, and unnecessary. Thanks to The Hunger Coalition, the Blaine County School District and volunteers from across the community, there are free, nourishing lunches available at Woodside Elementary for children 18 and under this summer.
The Summer Food Program begins serving lunches from 11am – 12 noon on weekdays beginning Monday, June 17. Free lunch continues weekdays throughout the summer until Friday, August 23rd. All children 18 and under are welcome. Accompanying parents may purchase a meal for $3.25.
According to a recent Feeding America study, there are over 3,000 children and adults who do not know where their next meal is coming from or who are skipping meals regularly. The Hunger Coalition believes that everyone deserves access to basic nutrition, especially our community’s children. With the Summer Food Program there is wholesome food, and fun activities for all Blaine County kids to enjoy!
Volunteers from the Environmental Resource Center will provide Wild Lunch activities for kids from 11am – 1pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays from June18-27. Kids can also participate in Storytime and a free book giveaway with the Bellevue Public Library on July 9 and 11.
With the beginning of summer school, the Summer Food Program will also serve free, hot breakfasts to all children 18 and under, from 7:30 – 8:30 am weekdays between July 15 and August 9.
Woodside Elementary School can be reached on Mountain Rides by using the Berry Creek or Cherry Creek stops.
There is no reason why any child or individual in Blaine County should be hungry or experiencing chronic malnutrition. For more information about food assistance programs, please visit: www.thehungercoalition.org or call 788-0121.