Schools to provide food and books this summer


Lewis County Schools are gearing up for the Summer Food Program, which will begin June 18. Breakfast and lunch are open to all children, ages 18 years and younger, who would like to participate, Nutrition Supervisor Chris Derico said.
Meals will be served at Peterson-Central Elementary School, Robert L. Bland Middle School, Rana Estates Trailer Court,
Ireland Community Center, the old Alum Bridge Elementary School, the old Polk Creek
Elementary School, Quarry Glen Apartments, Jane Lew Manor on Main Street, Jane Lew Apartments on Virginia Street, Lewis County Park, Broad Street United Methodist Church, and Lewis County High School.
The Summer Food Program also emphasizes reading, and supplies children with books on the bus through the Literacy grant and Title I.
Books are age appropriate and range from Pre-K up to the high school level, Title I Director Rhonda Judy said.
“We give books out every time,” Judy said.
She added the bus is equipped with Wi-Fi, as well.
The schedule is as follows: PCES on June 19 to July 20, with breakfast from 8:30-9 a.m. and lunch from 11:30 a.m. until 12:15 p.m.; RLBMS from June 18-July 20, with lunch from 11:20-11:35 a.m.; Rana Estates from June 18-Aug. 3, with lunch from 11:10-11:25 a.m.; Ireland Community Center from June 18-Aug. 3, with lunch from 11:40-11:55 a.m.; Alum Bridge School from June 18-Aug. 3, with lunch from 11:05-11:20 a.m.; Polk Creek Elementary from June 19-Aug. 3, with lunch from 11:35-11:50 a.m.; Quarry Glen Apartments from June 11-Aug. 3, with lunch from 10:55-11:15 a.m.; Jane Lew Manor from June 11-Aug. 3, with lunch from 11:40-11:55 a.m.; Jane Lew Apartments on Virginia Avenue from June 11-Aug. 3, with lunch from noon until 12:20 p.m.; Lewis County Park from June 11-Aug. 3, with lunch served from 12:40-1:05 p.m.; Broad Street UMC from July 23-Aug. 3, with breakfast from 8:30-9 a.m., and lunch from 11 a.m. -11:30 a.m.; RLBMS from July 23-Aug. 3, with breakfast from 7:30 -8:45 a.m., and lunch from 11 a.m. until 12 p.m.; and Lewis County High School from July 24-26, with a supper from 6:30 p.m.-6:45 p.m.
The Summer Food Program is federally funded, and is one of several programs the Lewis County Schools Child Nutrition Office works with Title I, and the Lewis County Family Resource Network to maintain. For more information on the program, call Derico at 304-269-8300, ext. 116, or LCFRN Director Deanna Palmer at 304-269-4000.


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