Breckenridge Texan

Free program assures kids get to eat during the summer

Free program assures kids get to eat during the summer
May 14
10:28 2018

Throughout the school year, local children are assured of at least two nutritious meals a day via the schools’ breakfast and lunch programs, regardless of their family situation. But, during the summer, regular meals aren’t always guaranteed, especially for families with low incomes.

That’s where the local school district steps in and continues to offer free and affordable lunches for children and their families. The Breckenridge Independent School District will begin its Summer Feeding Program on Tuesday, May 29.

Breakfast and lunch will be served for free to all children 18 years and younger. If parents or family members wish to eat as well, the cost for them is $2.30 for breakfast and $3.50 for lunch.

All meals will be served at the Breckenridge High School cafeteria, 500 W. Lindsey St.  Serving times for breakfast are 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. and lunch is from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The meals will be offered on Monday through Thursday from May 29 through June 28; and on Monday through Friday from July 30 though Aug. 13.

The program is part of the Texas Department of Agriculture’s Summer Nutrition Program and is offered statewide by local sponsors.

For more information, call your child’s school or the school district office at 254-522-9600.

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