More Sites Offering Free Summer Meals

Kansas will offer free meals to children this summer at 100 more sites than last year.

This week, 44 school cafeterias and other Wichita sites will begin offering free meals as part of the annual summer food service program.

The meals are for children who count on free breakfasts and lunches during the school year.

Peggy McAdoo, assistant director of child nutrition and wellness for the Kansas Department of Education, says there may be more than 450 sites statewide this year, nearly 100 more locations than last summer. The Kansas Food Bank also will supply meals to 19 sites in rural communities.

The program is open to children younger than 18 and doesn’t require any paperwork.