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Free meals available for eligible children

By LAURA ENDERSON

laura@southwesttimes.com

 

Pulaski County Public Schools are once again participating in the Summer Food Service Program that provides meals to all children ages 2-18 without charge. Meals are provided Monday through Friday unless noted.

 

Meals are being provided at the following sites according to the specified schedule:

 

•Pulaski County High School, June 10-Aug. 2, 7:45-8:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

•Pulaski Elementary School, June 10-Aug. 2, 7:45-8:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

•Critzer Elementary School, July 8-26, 10:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

•Hensel Eckman YMCA, June 10-Aug. 2, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

•Randolph Park, June 10-Aug. 2, noon to 12:45 p.m.

•Abundant Life Ministries, July 31-Aug. 2, Wednesday-Friday, 5:15-6:15 p.m.

•Newbern Community Christian Church, June 14-Aug. 2, Friday only, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

•Dublin United Methodist Church, June 11-28, Tuesdays and Fridays, 11:30 a.m to 12:30 p.m.

 

To be eligible for these meal sites, children must meet income guidelines for reduced price meals in the National School Lunch Program. Children who are part of households that receive SNAP or benefits under the Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations or Temporary Assistance to Needy Families are automatically eligible for free meals.

 

For registration for the free meals call the following numbers: Pulaski High and Elementary, 994-2523; Critzer, 643-0575; YMCA and Abundant Life Ministries, 643-0954; Randolph Park and Newbern Community Christian Church, 643-0377; and Dublin United Methodist Church, 616-8760. Call the department of School Nutrition Program at 994-2523 for more information.

 

Acceptance and participation requirements are the same for all children regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability, and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service.