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Free Summer Lunch Program Begins This Week

KSAL Staff - May 27, 2014 7:18 am

The free lunches are for all children ages one through eighteen. Adults are welcome to eat for $3.50.

The free lunches are for all children ages one through eighteen. Adults are welcome to eat for $3.50.

The summer lunch program in Salina begins this week.

Each summer USD 305 serves free lunches for anyone 18 or young. Anyone over the age of 18 can eat for $3.50.

Last year over 3,900 breakfast and over 25,000 lunches were served in Salina. USD 305 Food and Nutrition Services Director Cindy Foley says they hope more children will come in this year “There’s a lot of children that could tale advantage of the program that we want to reach,” she said.

This year South High School has been added as a serving location.

USD 305 Free Summer Meal serving sites are:

Heusner Elementary, 1300 Norton, northwest doors by art room

Oakdale Elementary – 811 E. Iron, west doors off Penn Street

Schilling Elementary – 3121 Canterbury, side door by gym

Sunset Elementary – 1510 W. Republic, north doors off of playground

Cottonwood Elementary – 215 S. Phillips, Baker Street entrance

Kennedy Early Learning Center – 700 Jupiter, north double doors off Venus Street

Church of the Cross – 1600 Rush, southeast door

Salvation Army – 1137 N. Santa Fe, front door

South High School – 730 E. Magnolia (West doors marked Student Entrance)

All sites except Cottonwood will serve a free summer lunch from 11:30am to Noon, Monday through Friday.
Cottonwood and South High will serve free lunches from 12-12:30 p.m. No meals will be served on Friday, July 4.

Breakfast will be served only at the Cottonwood site from 7:45-8:15 a.m. June 2 through July 3. Breakfast price for adults is $1.75. There is no fee or registration required to receive meals.

During the 2013 summer program, 3,925 breakfasts and 25,695 lunches were served to Salina children at eight open sites and one enrolled site.

City of Salina