Summer meal programs coming to a close
Food and nutrition-sponsored meal programs provide free meals to youth with no registration required. These meals can become an important source of nutritious food. Canby School District will sponsor the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP).
The SFSP theme for the Canby School District will be "Summer Food Rocks!" Flyers around the city can be used to help locate service sites. Children and teens who are interested in participating have no commitment. Anyone under 18 can visit a site for breakfast or lunch just once or every day of service.
Parents and other adults are also encouraged to accompany their children at the sites and can purchase meals for a nominal amount ($2 for breakfast and $3.70 for lunch).
There will be four sites for those ages 18-under to visit for free meals -- Trost Elementary School, William Knight Elementary School, Baker Prairie Middle School and Wait Park. The menus will feature favorites from the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program recipe books.
The program will operate at the following sites:
Knight Elementary School: Through Aug. 4, lunch served from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Trost Elementary School: Through Aug. 4, lunch served from 11:30 a.m to 12:30 p.m.
Baker Prairie Middle School: Through Aug. 25, breakfast served from 8:30 to 9 a.m. and lunch served from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Wait Park: Aug. 7 to Aug. 18 lunch served from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
All meals served are limited in fat, calories and sodium with plenty of fresh fruits, vegetables and whole grains which meet the nutrition recommendations for a healthy lifestyle. This program served over 12,800 meals last summer and this year hope to serve even more meals.
For more information about summer meals visit www.canby.k12.or.us/departments/nutritionservices or www.fns.usda.gov/sfsp/summer-food-service-program-sfsp