Bryant schools hosting summer meal program
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.