Summer Feeding Program Opens Up In Wendell
Wendell, Idaho (KMVT-TV) Wendell is excited to offer a summer feeding program to kids 18 years of age or younger.
During the school year, officials say nutritious meals are available through the school lunch and breakfast programs, but what about Summer when those aren't available anymore?
The U.S. Department of Agriculture's summer food program fills the need.
And each year in Idaho, more than one million meals are served during the summer. Now Wendell is also taking part in that opportunity.
With 70% of the students in the district on free and reduced lunch, officials say the program is much needed.
"Because the economy is the way it is, our student body, we literally qualify for the assistance," says Michelle Shaddy, Food and Nutrition Services Director for the Wendell School District.
The Wendell summer feeding program will run weekdays at two locations starting June 4th and lasting through August 10th.
The Sherburn Memorial Library will serve lunch from 12:00 to 12:30 and at the McGinnis Pool from 12-1.
Adults can purchase a meal for $3.50.