Bryant schools host­ing sum­mer meal pro­gram

The Saline Courier Weekend - - FRONT PAGE -

Be­gin­ning Mon­day, the Bryant School District will be host­ing a sum­mer meal pro­gram.

Chil­dren need good nu­tri­tion all year long. When school is out dur­ing the sum­mer months, many chil­dren no longer have ac­cess to even one nu­tri­tious meal each day.

Sum­mer meal pro­grams help to fill the gap, said Devin Sher­rill, spokesper­son for the Bryant School District.

Again, this year, the district will be pro­vid­ing free break­fast and lunch to any child 18 years old and younger at four dif­fer­ent lo­ca­tions as part of the Sum­mer Meals pro­gram funded by the USDA. Chil­dren do not have to at­tend Bryant Schools to par­tic­i­pate. No ap­pli­ca­tion or reg­is­tra­tion is needed.

Mon­day through Fri­day from June 3 to Aug. 2, meals will be pro­vided at the fol­low­ing lo­ca­tions:

•Alexan­der Com­mu­nity Cen­ter,

lo­cated at 15202 West Aza­lea in Alexan­der.

•Boys and Girls Clubs of Bryant, lo­cated at Bishop Park and Davis El­e­men­tary School.

Break­fast begins at 7:30 a.m. and ends at 8:30 a.m. Lunch will be served from 11a.m. un­til 12:30 p.m.

Mon­day through Thurs­day from June 3 through July 18, meals will be avail­able at Hill Farm El­e­men­tary School, lo­cated at 500 Hill Farm Rd. in Bryant.

At this lo­ca­tion, break­fast begins at 7:30 a.m. and ends at 8:30 a.m. Lunch will be served be­gin­ning at 10:30 a.m. and end­ing at noon.

Meals will not be served at any lo­ca­tion the week of July 1-5.

An adult should ac­com­pany chil­dren since no su­per­vi­sion is pro­vided. All meals should be eaten in the serv­ing ar­eas, Sher­rill said.

For more in­for­ma­tion about the pro­gram, con­tact the Bryant School District Food Ser­vices of­fice at 8475632.

Meals will be served with­out charge and 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, Sher­rill added.

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