Free school summer meal program continues

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The Blaine school district is sponsoring a summer program that will provide kids with 10 meals a week.

Similar to the current meal program, food service director Brenda Bowles said the district decided to extend it into the summer. The Summer Food Service Program will offer free breakfast and lunch for children 18 years old and younger this summer.

For those in Point Roberts who sign up, meals will be delivered to households on Wednesdays, as they are now. “Everybody is eligible,” Bowles said. “It is open to everyone, and we really hope we get a good turn out.”

Most meals will consist of fruit and a drink. Bowles said breakfast is typically a fruit item and milk while lunch consists of a fruit, vegetable, drink – usually milk – and sometimes an extra item like crackers or cookies will be added.

Worried that some families may think their children had to qualify for the program, Bowles reiterated that all students are eligible.

For more information or to sign up, visit the website at blainesd.org/page/food-services or reach Bowles at 360/472-9731.

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