All children 18 and younger can receive a free lunch through the Simplified Summer Food Program for Children sponsored by the Methow Valley School District.
This is the second summer that the school district has committed to financial sponsorship of the program, which is federally subsidized. Children do not have to demonstrate financial need to receive a meal. The district contributes food, labor and transportation.
“We’re pretty excited that we can do this again and that we have staff that can do it during the summer,” said school district assistant business manager Liz Weeks-Molz.
Sack lunches and milk will be available from Monday through Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Twisp City Park, from June 24 to Aug. 23 (except on July 4).
Friday Food Program
The Friday Food Program, launched this spring by the school district in conjunction with The Cove, will resume in September. The program has been expanded to serve 75 students, up from 60. The Cove is seeking sponsors for all or part of the cost of providing a sack of easy-to-prepare and nutritious food for children to take home over the weekend, which costs $150 per student for 36 weeks, said Glenn Schmekel, executive director of The Cove.
To contribute to the Friday Food Program, call The Cove for more information at 997-0227.