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Summer Food Service to offer free meals
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WCMS cafeteria manager Marianne Webster will be helping serve food during the summer program offered by the school system. - photo by Lacy Garrison

Warren County School District is offering free breakfast and lunch to qualifying camps and programs over the summer through its Summer Food Service.

According to school system director of nutrition Faye Taylor, any kind of summer program for Warren County students ages 18 and below can receive meals, at no cost, from our district.

“For example, if your church is having a VBS, the students attending the program can get meals at no cost provided to them,” said Taylor. “We can provide sack lunches or grab-and-go breakfast, if the program requests that.”

If you think your program could qualify, reach out to Taylor to let her know what the program is, when it will take place, and the number of students who are going to participate.

“The program does need to be in Warren County,” said Taylor. “Once I have that information, I can direct them to the closest site where they can pick up meals.” 

In an effort to reach more people in our community, there will be six sites this year – West, Dibrell, Morrison, Centertown, WCMS and WCHS. At these sites, students will go through the line and cafeteria managers will serve them.

Taylor says she plans on focusing on whole meals with fresh veggie and fruit options, hot entrée options such as breaded chicken sandwiches and cold options like deli or PB&J sandwiches. Breakfast options will include items similar to what is provided throughout the school year.

Although not free of charge, Summer Food Service will be offered to adults as well. The cost will be $1.50 for breakfast and $3 for lunch.

“We have 40 percent who are receiving public assistance in our county,” said Taylor. “I just want to make sure we are feeding as many of that percentage as possible.”

The menu and times for food availability will be finalized in May. For more information, email Taylor at taylorf@warrenschools.com or call 668-4022 ext. 246.