As part of its summer feeding program, the Mobile County Public School System will be offering free lunches at 11 schools throughout the county for anyone who is 18 years or younger.
System officials are predicting they will feed between 2,000 to 2,500 children per day.
The lunches are paid for through the National School Lunch Program, which is run by the United States Department of Agriculture, said Suzanne Yates, child nutrition program food services director for Mobile County schools.
The lunches must be eaten on the premises and cannot be taken home. They will be served from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Mondays through Friday You do not have to be a student at the school to eat there.
The meals will vary from hot entrees to items such as turkey sandwiches and corndogs and will include fresh fruit, juice and milk.
"This is just to help kids have nutritious meals over the summer," Yates said.
Here's a list of the sites offering the lunches and the dates that the meals will be served:
June 1 - July 24*
Hankins Middle School
ER Dickson Elementary
Kate Shepard Elementary
June 1 - July 2
June 1 - June 26
June 3- July 24*
Washington Middle School
June 8 - July 24*
June 15 - July 17*
Denton Middle School
*All sites will be closed on Friday, July 3, 2009 If you have questions, please contact the Child Nutrition Program at 221-4374.
Comments on "Mobile County Schools Offering Free Summer Meals for Children"
I know from experience that there is an extreme amount of children at Tanner Williams and Wilmer school that would use this. Could you please help these children out during the summer. I know that their parents would appreciate it. Thanks so much!
WOULD YOU PLEASE CONSIDER THE EIGHT-MILE AREA THERE ARE 2 ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS COLLINS-RHODES AND INDIAN SPRING AND THE OTHER DAY CARE CENTERS LOCATED IN THAT AREA AND THE NEAREST SCHOOL WILL BE BRAZIER OR WHITLEY THEY ARE SO FAR FOR KIDS TO WALK, PLEASE HELP US WITH THIS MATTER.