WS/FCS to provide some summer meals for all the students

WS/FCS to provide some summer meals for all the students
June 16
08:00 2016


Chartwells School Dining Services, the company that serves breakfast and lunch to over 2.3 million school children each day, and Winston Salem/Forsyth County Schools (WSFCS) will offer free breakfast and lunch to all children in the community during the summer months.

As part of the National School Lunch and Breakfast Program, WSFCS and Chartwells will offer free breakfast and lunch to all children, 18 years of age and under, Monday through Thursday from June 20 through Aug. 18, except for the week of July 4th. Then the partnership will operate Tuesday through Friday. Breakfast will be served from 8:15 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. and lunch will be served from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Both meals will be served Monday through Thursday at these school locations: Ashley Elementary, Easton Elementary, Diggs-Latham Elementary, Forest Park Elementary, Gibson Elementary, Hall-Woodward Elementary, Ibraham Elementary, Kernersville Elementary, Kimberley Park Elementary, Kimmel Farm Elementary, Konnoak Elementary, Mineral Springs Elementary, North Hills Elementary, Old Town Elementary, Paisley Middle, Kennedy High, Petree Elementary, Speas Elementary and Winston-Salem Prep Academy.

Kimmel Farm Elementary and Winston-Salem Prep Academy will operate from July 5 through July 28.

WSFCS currently has a successful nutrition program during the school year where healthy meals are offered daily. Free breakfast and lunch during the summer is another step to ensure students are getting the quality nutrition they need, even if school isn’t in session. All children will be offered breakfast and lunch at no cost without restriction. Older students may be asked to verify their age with identification.

“The WS/FCS Child Nutrition Department aims to make a seamless transition into summer by providing the same nutritious breakfast and lunch meals that we provide during the school year for all children in Forsyth County throughout the summer months. Many of our WS/FCS students are eating two meals a day at their school. When school ends and summer begins, the need for food in our community only increases and this creates a hardship on some families. With so many summer enrichment programs available to children during the summer its vital that healthy meal options are also available to provide the fuel to learn and grow.” -Lauren Richards, Child Nutrition Director WS/FCS.

Any questions regarding locations or time schedules should be directed to WS/FCS’s Child Nutrition Department from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Thursday, at 336-703-4275.

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