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Free Summer Meals Now Being Served at DC Public Schools

, June 26th, 2012

Summer School started up yesterday at DC Public Schools and so did the DC Free Summer Meals program.

Between June 25th and August 3rd breakfast and lunch meals are free to all summer school students as well as any child under the age of nineteen through the USDA’s summer food service program.

Kids can walk into any of the 195 summer meal sites to receive a breakfast, lunch, supper or snack (offerings vary by site). Serving times can be found using the link at the bottom of the Summer Meals Program page.

During the normal school year, all schools provide free breakfasts to students and seventy five percent of schools provide free lunches to students. The Free Summer Meals Program exists to ensure that these kids do not go hungry when school lets out.

DC Central Kitchen will be serving approximately 2,000 breakfast and lunch meals each day this summer at following seven DC Public Schools:


















Some highlights from this summer’s scratch cooked, locally sourced menu include fresh local zucchini, collard greens, melon and peaches as well as Chef Jamillah’s Banana Bread. Stay tuned for photos and updates throughout the summer!

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