For many kids, summertime means food, friends and fun. For families who count on school breakfast and lunch, however, the summer months can be stressful and family food budgets have to be stretched even further.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) offers free summer meals to kids across Jackson, MI similar to School Lunch and Breakfast Programs, except meals are free to all kids that come to a registered summer meals site. These Summer Meals Programs can help families save money and stretch their already tight summer food budgets. Many summer meals sites, which are registered with the USDA, offer fun learning and recreational activities so kids and teens can eat a healthy meal while staying active and hanging out with friends.
This summer, meals will be served at Concord High School on Weekdays, from 9-10 am (breakfast) and 11:00-12:30 (lunch) , though the months of June, July and August. There are no income requirements or registration. Any child under age 18 may come to eat.
Families in Concord/Michigan can find free summer meals sites by calling 517.990.3603 or going to www.concordschools.net.