Summer lunch program at four Greencastle sites

Monday, May 21, 2018

Every year, when the school year ends, children who rely on school meals served at Greencastle Schools through the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs are at serious risk of going hungry. This is where the Federal Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) comes in and helps bridge the hunger gap.

As part of the USDA federally funded Summer Meals program along with Greencastle Community School Corporation, the children will have nutritious breakfast and lunch meals again this summer.

Debbie Carrico, director of Foodservice for Greencastle Schools, has run this program for five years now and it keeps growing every year.

Last summer the program fed more than 12,000 children and adults over a span of nine weeks. There has been a mobile unit added at Robe-Ann Park and meals are being delivered to several camps along with the schools that are serving breakfast and lunch.

Last summer some daycare, babysitters, youth groups, athletic groups utilized the meal program. This program is open to any child that wishes to eat a free meal. However, the meals must be consumed at the site.

Free meals are available to all children 18 years of age and under. Meals will be provided to all children without charge or any paperwork to fill out. There will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service.

Adults may purchase a meal for $3.

Greencastle High School, Tzouanakis, Ridpath and the mobile unit at Robe-Ann Park are sites available to receive the free breakfast or lunch.

The schedules are:

-- Greencastle High School, 910 E. Washington St., starting May 29 and ending June 29.

Breakfast -- 7:15-10 a.m.

Lunch -- 11 a.m.-12:45 p.m.

-- Ridpath Primary School, 711 S. Central St., starting May 29 and ending July 20 (no meals served on July 4).

Breakfast -- 8-10 a.m.

Lunch -- 11 a.m.-12:45 p.m.

-- Tzouanakis Intermediate School, 500 Linwood Drive, starting June 1 and ending June 29.

Breakfast -- 8:30-10 a.m.

Lunch -- 11 a.m.12:45 p.m.

Robe-Ann Park, 405 Bloomington St., shelterhouse No. 5, starting June 1 and ending July 20 (no meals served on July 4).

Lunch -- 11 a.m.-12:45 p.m.

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