By CALVIN PYNN
Pulaski County Public Schools (PCPS) will be participating in the Summer Food Service program, providing meals to all children in the county at no charge.
According to PCPS School Nutrition Manager Elaine East, the acceptance and participation requirements for the program and all activities are the same for all. Race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, and economic status will not be deciding factors in the course of the meal service.
The meals will be served at various locations around Pulaski County, mainly at churches, civic centers and public school buildings over the course of one to two months at each location.
Several locations will provide free meals between Monday, June 9 and Friday, Aug. 1. Those locations will be Randolph Park from noon to 12:45 p.m., Pulaski County High School from 7:45 to 8:45 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Pulaski Elementary School from 7:45 to 8:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., the Pulaski YMCA from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and Building Bridges in Dublin from 11 to 11:45 a.m.
All of those locations will serve meals Monday through Friday each week.
The next location to host the Summer Food Service Program will be the Central Gym Camp in Pulaski, as well as the Central Gym Camp at Randolph Park, between June 9 and Tuesday, July 8. The meals will be served on Tuesdays and Thursdays during that month between 11:45 a.m. and 12:15 p.m.
From Tuesday, June 17 to Thursday, July 31, meals will be served at Meadow View Summer Camp in Pulaski. Those meals will be provided from 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Claremont Therapeutic Day Therapy in Pulaski will be the next spot for free meals from Monday, June 30 through Thursday, July 31. Those meals will be served Monday through Thursday each week from 9 to 9:45 a.m. and 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
The final location to host the program will be Abundant Life Ministries in Pulaski from Monday, July 28 through Friday, Aug. 1 from 5:15 to 6:15 p.m.
Those meals will be provided to children 2 through 18, no adults will be served, according to East. All sites will also be closed on Friday, July 4.
For more information about those locations and times, and for anyone that has children that plan to eat at any site, call East at 54-643-0836, or email her at email@example.com. School Nutrition Director Ethelene Sadler can also be reached at 994-2523, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.