Free meals available to area children this summer
Free meals available to area children this summer
Posted on 05/29/2014

This summer, School District 197 is again participating in the Minnesota Department of Education’s Summer Food Service Program. The district will provide free, healthy breakfast and lunch meals at three schools to all children 18 and under. No pre-registration is required; children simply need to show up to receive the meal.

Free meals will be served to any child age 18 or under at the following locations:

Henry Sibley High School Cafeteria, 1897 Delaware Avenue, Mendota Heights, MN 55118
Breakfast served 7:30-9:30 a.m., Lunch served 10:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
• June 11-July 11, 2014: Monday through Friday (No meal service at Henry Sibley on July 3 & 4)
•July 14-Aug. 7, 2014: Monday through Thursday

Moreland Arts & Health Sciences Magnet Cafeteria, 217 West Moreland Avenue, West St. Paul, MN 55118
Breakfast served 7:30-9 a.m., Lunch served 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
• June 11-Aug. 14, 2014: Monday through Thursday

Garlough Environmental Magnet Cafeteria, 1740 Charlton Street, West St. Paul, MN 55118
Breakfast served 8-9:30 a.m., Lunch served 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
• July 14-Aug. 7, 2014: Monday through Thursday 
• Aug. 11-Aug. 22, 2014: Monday through Friday

“This program is crucial to many children in our area, and we are proud to provide them with healthy, accessible meals,” said Jeff Wolfer, District 197 child nutrition director. “Last summer we served more than 23,000 meals to kids, and this summer we hope to do the same with the help of volunteers from our community.”

The Summer Food Service Program assists local organizations, such as schools, to operate programs providing nutritious meals and healthy activities for children during the summer months when school-year nutrition and activity programs are unavailable. 

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