It’s summer break (wahoo!), which means kids said “peace out” to homework, class assignments and papers, and “what’s up” to fun, friends and everything not related to school.
And although probably nobody misses the classwork during summer vacation, some do miss that guaranteed lunch Monday through Friday.
Every Monday through Friday (with the exception of July 4), children can enjoy a healthy meal and participate in educational and/or physical activities at parks around the Boise area.
All kids eat free. For a small charge, adults can enjoy lunch, too.
The program kicked off on June 3 and continues through Aug. 9.
It is estimated that nearly 70,000 children in Idaho rely on free and reduced-price lunches and breakfasts during the school year, according to The Idaho Foodbank.
Therefore, this summer feeding program “helps to fill the nutritional gap.”
For a list of the locations and the menu, go to idahofoodbank.org/programs or text “FOOD” to 877-877.
The Boise School District also provides meal services this summer. For feeding sites, visit boiseschools.org and click Parents & Patrons, and then select Food & Nutrition Services.
For locations and information in the Nampa/Caldwell area, go to oasiswc.org/oasis-summer-feeding.