Several children have been able to get free meals through the Summer Food Service Program. Most local sites began serving the free meals Monday.
On Tuesday, Knox Community Schools Food Services Director Karen Baker told the school board that about 70 kids were getting free meals at the middle school site, with even more at the elementary school. Superintendent Dr. William Reichhart commented that meals are free for children age two to 18, but the school corporation also allows adults to purchase lunch for two dollars.
The federally-funded Summer Food Service Program is designed to bridge the gap for students who rely on school meals as their primary source of nutrition. Many schools offer the meals in conjunction with their summer school programs.
Meals continue to be offered at sites in Knox, Hamlet, and North Judson through late June. The Culver and Monterey sites will operate until early August. Click here for specific times and locations.