Make sure to send your kids to one of three schools for free lunch and some play time this summer.
SKSD’s free summer lunch program continues to serve kids this summer. Free lunch will be served at Sidney Glen Elementary, Orchard Heights Elementary, and East Port Orchard Elementary June 25 - August 17, Monday – Friday (excluding July 4 and 5). Lunch will be served from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. and activities are available 12:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Each Wednesday a sack lunch will also be provided to children at the downtown waterfront Gazebo, adjacent to the Kitsap Regional Library at 11:30 – 11:45 a.m. June 20 – August 15.
Free lunch is possible due to the district’s participation in the federally funded Summer Food Program that offers free lunches to children 18 years of age and under.
The three sites will offer meals to any child 18 and under. “Kids just need to show up,” said Ariane Shanley, SKSD Food and Nutrition Services director. “On average, we provide 175 – 200 lunches per site, per day. We hope that kids continue to take advantage of this program so we can offer it every summer.”
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