The Meridian Public School District is making sure local children are well fed, even though they are not going to class this summer.
The annual summer feeding program is underway for lunch and breakfast at locations across the city. The meals are funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and prepared by Meridian school food service workers. The meals are provided at several local schools, and also delivered to many local daycares and vacation bible schools.
"We've done it probably for fourteen years and it's a win-win situation for us. It allows our employees to work during the summer, and we get to feed the children as well," said Donna Freyaldenhoven, the food service director of Meridian public schools.
About 1200 kids are served breakfast each day, and 1300 are served lunch. The summer feeding program will RUN through the end of July and is available to all kids 18 and under.