Free summer breakfasts, lunches for ages 18/under, courtesy of D-11 and federal programSchool District 11 is offering its summer food service program at 34 locations.
Free to anyone 18 and under, the program offers taxpayer-supported breakfast (at most locations ) and lunch. The meals are prepared by School District 11 staff, using food bought by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
On the Westside, the locations include Bristol and Jackson elementaries, Holmes Middle School and the Westside Community Center. Between July 31 and Aug. 14, the center will be the only meal site in the district.
The summer program is part of the district's ongoing efforts to help with the nutrition of students. During the school year, the focus is on Title 1 students - those whose parents' incomes are low enough to qualify them for free (130 percent of poverty level) or reduced-price (180 percent of poverty level) breakfasts and lunches. Schools with 70 percent or more Title 1 students also provide free breakfasts to all their students under a program that is partially funded by federal and state funds.
Here are the summer breakfast/lunch schedules for the four Westside locations, based on the most recent (June 3) posting on the District 11 website:
- Bristol Elementary, 890 N. Walnut St., through June 26 - breakfast, 7:40-8:25 a.m.; lunch, 11:15 a.m.-noon.
- Holmes Middle, 2455 Mesa Road, through June 26 - breakfast, 8:10- 8:55 a.m.; lunch, 11:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
- Jackson Elementary, 4340 Edwinstowe Ave., through July 31 - breakfast, 7:30-8 a.m.; lunch, 11-11:30 a.m.
- Westside Community Center, 1620 W. Bijou St., through Aug. 14 - breakfast, 8:45-9:15 a.m.; lunch, 11:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
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