Summer food programs set at High Point, Thomasville schools
School may be almost out but students still can eat healthy during the summer.
Thomasville City Schools and Guilford County Schools are participating in the federal Summer Food Service Program.
The program provides food for children of low-income families during the summer months while school is out.
SFSP was established to ensure that low-income children continue to receive nutritious meals when school is not in session. Free meals, that meet federal nutrition guidelines, are provided to all children 18 years old and under at approved SFSP sites in areas with significant concentrations of low-income children.
Starting June 17, lunch will be served five days a week at the Thomasville High School and Liberty Drive Elementary School cafeterias every day from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The SFSP also will have a van that will serve lunch at the 39 bus stops that operate during the school year. The program ends Aug. 16 in Thomasville.
“We saw a need for our children even when they are out of school,” said Brenda Watford, TCS’ child nutrition director. “We’ve got parents that are out of work and we want to keep our children’s minds healthy even over the summer while they’re not in school.”
For students that are older than 18, there is a la carte pricing and can only be served at the school locations.
In Guilford County, the program begins on June 10. Schools will serve breakfast and lunch at Fairview, Montlieu, Oak Hill and Parkview elementary schools and High Point Central High School.
Breakfast is served 8 a.m.-8:30 a.m and lunch is served 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday. The program ends Aug. 8 in Guilford County.