Monday, June 9, 2014

During summer, kids eat free

Food that’s in while school is out

-18 years old and younger eat for free-

The Arkadelphia Public Schools serves approximately 1,525 meals to students on a normal weekday during the school year. Many of these students depend upon these meals as their primary source of sustenance. The US. Department of Agriculture and APS have partnered to provide breakfast and lunch, Monday through Friday, throughout the summer break (from June 9 until August 1).

Perritt Primary School, located at 1900 Walnut St., and Goza Middle School, located at 1305 Caddo St., will serve breakfasts (8-9 a.m.) and lunches (11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.) to anyone 18 years old or younger for free. Adults are welcome, but will be charged $2.25 for breakfast and $3.50 for lunch. The cafeterias will be closed and not serving meals on July 4.

“Many students depend upon school meals as their primary source of nourishment. We are fortunate to be able to provide this service for our community during the summer months,” Jo Anna Spradlin, APS Food Services Director, said.

APS News

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