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Free Summer Meals Program for South Kitsap Kids Kicks Off June 24

FREE Summer Meals Program

As summer approaches, SKSD is excited to announce the return of the FREE Summer Meals Program for kids. Starting on June 24, children 18 years and younger can enjoy nutritious meals at various locations throughout the community. This program ensures that no child goes hungry during the summer months, offering hot lunches, sack lunches, and multi-day meal packs. The program is federally funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and administered by OSPI in Washington State.

Multi-Day Meal Packs: Pre-Order Required

For families seeking a convenient option, multi-day meal packs are available for pick-up at Burley Glenwood Elementary School. These packs include seven days' worth of breakfast, lunch, fresh fruit, vegetables, and a gallon of milk for each child. To participate, families need to pre-order by completing the Multi-Day Meal Packs Order Form by June 21. This helps the Food & Nutrition Services team prepare adequately for the first distribution day on June 25.

Pick-Up Details:

  • Location: Burley Glenwood Elementary School, 100 SW Lakeway Blvd, Port Orchard
  • Time: 12:00 - 12:45 pm
  • Dates: June 25, July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, August 6

Children are encouraged to be present during pick-up.

Hot Lunches: Convenient and Nutritious

Hot lunches will be available at two locations, ensuring accessibility for all families. Both locations will serve meals from Monday to Thursday, with varied dates to accommodate different schedules.

Locations and Schedules:

  • East Port Orchard Elementary

    • Address: 2649 Hoover Ave, Port Orchard
    • Time: 11:30 am - 12:15 pm
    • Dates: June 24 - August 8
       
  • Marcus Whitman Middle School

    • Address: 1887 Madrona Drive, Port Orchard
    • Time: 11:45 am - 12:15 pm
    • Dates: June 24 - July 18

Sack Lunches: Grab and Go!

For those on the go, sack lunches will be provided at two locations. This option is perfect for families enjoying the summer weather at local parks or those needing a quick meal option.

Locations and Schedules:

  • Port Orchard Waterfront Gazebo and Spin Park

    • Dates: July 10, 17, 24, 31, August 7, 14 (Wednesdays only)
    • Time: 12:00 - 12:15 pm
       
  • Discovery High School

    • Address: 2150 Fircrest Dr. SE, Port Orchard
    • Time: 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
    • Dates: Monday - Thursday, June 24 - July 18

How to Participate

To ensure your child benefits from this incredible program, remember to:

  1. Pre-order multi-day meal packs by June 21 if you plan to pick them up.
  2. Visit the designated locations for hot lunches and sack lunches during the specified times and dates. No pre-order is needed for the hot lunch or sack lunch sites.
  3. Bring your children along to enjoy their meals, as their presence is encouraged during pick-up.

The South Kitsap FREE Summer Meal Program is a fantastic initiative to support the well-being and nutrition of our children during the summer break. Take advantage of this opportunity to ensure your kids have access to healthy and delicious meals all summer long.

For more information and to complete the Multi-Day Meal Packs Order Form, please visit the Multi-Day Meal Packs Order Form.

For questions please email: foodorders@skschools.org

Let’s come together as a community to nourish our children and make this summer a memorable and healthy one!

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