Summer Feeding Program

By: Ashley Reynolds Email
By: Ashley Reynolds Email

Educators want to make sure every child has the opportunity to get a good meal during the summer months.

Anyone under 19 years old can get a free meal through the Summer Feeding Program.

It's a federal program.

Educators want to make sure parents know they can bring their child and not pay a dime.

"If you watch them they are enjoying themselves... they get more than just food. They are getting social interaction with other students during the summer that they may not get," said Middlesboro Middle School Principal, Steve Spangler.

Officials not only provide food at schools, but also bring food to day cares, churches, and community centers.

Bell County school officials say they are serving twice as many kids as they did last summer. Educators say it's harder for low income parents to provide meals during the summer especially in a weak economy.

Educators just want to make sure no child goes hungry.

You can contact your local school district to see when and where food is served.

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