Spokane Public Schools summer meal program to start on June 18 - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Spokane Public Schools summer meal program to start on June 18

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SPOKANE, Wash. -

For those of us fortunate to have dinner on the table every night, it’s hard to imagine what it’s like not to know where your next meal is coming from. In Washington state, data shows that 1 in 5 kids live in a household that struggles to put food on the table.

Spokane Public Schools has a summer meal program for all kids to make sure kids continue to have access to nutritious meals when they’re not in school. The program starts on June 18 and ends on August 17.

“Hunger doesn't take a break so when summer starts we continue to feed in our highest need areas in our Spokane community,” says Doug Wordell, head of nutrition services at SPS.

The program is federally funded and Wordell says they serve about 110,000 meals during the summer.

They currently have identified 50 sites where these meals will be served – anywhere from schools to parks to community centers. Some sites will serve both breakfast and lunch. You can find the schedule here: http://swcontent.spokaneschools.org/cms/lib/WA01000970/Centricity/Domain/487/Menu%20Back%20June%202018b.pdf

The program is open to all children 18 years and younger. There is no application or registration. For more information: http://www.spokaneschools.org/Page/1830

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