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Summer program fills gap left without school lunch

Stressing the importance of offering nutritious meals to children during the summer months, the Superior School District announced sponsorship of the Summer Food Service Program.

The program provides nutritious meals to children during the summer, when free and reduced-price school meals are typically unavailable. Free meals are available to children ages 18 and younger, or people over 18 years of age determined by a state or local public educational agency to be mentally or physically disabled.

Meals are available June 13 through July 15 at the following schools:

• Cooper, 8:10-8:40 a.m. and 11:30 p.m. to 12:10 a.m.

• Great Lakes, 8:25-9 a.m. and 11:35 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

• Lake Superior, 7:45-8:30 a.m. and 11:05-11:35 a.m.

• Superior Middle, 8:05-9 a.m. and 11:15-11:50 a.m.

• Bryant, 8-8:30 a.m. and 10:45-11:30 a.m.

• Four Corners, 8:30-9 a.m. and 11:30 p.m. to noon

• Senior High, 7-8:30 a.m. and 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (open through Aug. 1).

• Northern Lights, 8:15-8:45 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. to noon.

Meals are also available at the following parks June 23 to Aug. 15:

• Oaks, Barley Manor, Cooper playground, Gouge, Hammond, Webster and Wade Bowl, 11:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. 4:15-4:30 p.m. (Hammond is open until Aug. 22.)

Outreach sites include:

• Boys and Girls Club, 12:30-1 p.m. and 3-3:30 p.m. June 17-Aug. 22. Peter Rich Community Center, 7:45-8:30 a.m. and noon to 1 p.m. June 17-Aug. 22.

• Skate Park, 11:30 a.m. to noon June 17-Aug. 22.

• Gullo Park, 11-11:30 a.m. June 17-Aug. 22.

• Lakeside Terrace, noon to 12:30 p.m. June 17-Aug. 22.

“This program fills a void created when school lunches are not available,” said Jeanne Hopkins. “Helping parents meet the nutritional needs of their children is the strength of this program.”