Free meals available to area children this summer
Free meals available to area children again this summer
Posted on 05/23/2018

This summer, School District 197 is again participating in the Minnesota Department of Education’s Summer Food Service Program. The district will provide free breakfast and lunch meals at three schools to all children 18 and under. No pre-registration is required; children simply need to show up to receive the meal.

Free meals will be served to any child age 18 or under at the following locations:

Garlough Elementary School Cafeteria 
1740 Charlton Street, West St. Paul, MN 55118
Garlough Environmental Magnet School Cafeteria, 1740 Charlton Street, West St. Paul, MN 55118
Breakfast: 8:00-9:30 a.m., Lunch: 11:00 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
July 9-Aug. 2, 2018: Monday through Thursday

Henry Sibley High School Cafeteria, 1897 Delaware Avenue, Mendota Heights, MN 55118
Breakfast: 7:30-9:30 a.m., Lunch: 10:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
June 13-July 9, 2018: Monday through Friday (No Service July 4-6)
July 9-Aug. 2, 2018: Monday through Thursday

Moreland Arts & Health Sciences Magnet School Cafeteria, 217 West Moreland Avenue, West St. Paul, MN 55118
Moreland Arts & Health Sciences Magnet School Cafeteria 
217 West Moreland Avenue, West St. Paul, MN 55118
Breakfast: 7:30-9:00 a.m., Lunch: 11:00 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
June 13-Aug. 16, 2018: Monday through Thursday (No Service July 4)

“This program is very important to many children in our area, and we are proud to provide them with healthy, accessible meals,” said Jeff Wolfer, District 197 Child Nutrition Director. “Last summer we served nearly 30,000 meals to children, and this summer we hope to serve even more with the help of volunteers from our community.”

The Summer Food Service Program assists local organizations, such as schools, to operate programs providing nutritious meals and healthy activities for children during the summer months when school-year nutrition and activity programs are unavailable.

Free meals are also being offered by YouthPrise at Wentworth Library on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from Noon to 1 PM, June 18 through August 31 (closed July 4). Wentworth Library is located at 199 East Wentworth Ave. in West St. Paul.

To find other locations serving summer meals, download the Summer Eats Minnesota app. It is free and can be found in the Apple App Store or Google Play Store.

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El Programa de Comida durante el Verano del Departamento de Educación de Minnesota continuará hasta el mes de agosto en las escuelas Garlough, Henry Sibley y Moreland. El distrito proveerá desayuno y almuerzo gratis en las tres escuelas a todos los niños menores de 18 años.  No necesitan registrarse; sólo tienen que presentarse y recibir la comida.  

Las comidas gratis se sirven en estos tres lugares:

Cafetería de la Escuela Garlough Environmental Magnet, 1740 Charlton Street, West St. Paul
Desayuno: 8:00-9:30 a.m., Almuerzo: 11:00 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
Del 9 de julio al 2 de agosto de 2018: de lunes a jueves

Cafetería de la Escuela Henry Sibley High School, 1897 Delaware Avenue, Mendota Heights
Desayuno: 7:30-9:30 a.m., Almuerzo: 10:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
Del 9 de julio al 2 de agosto de 2018: de lunes a jueves

Cafetería de la Escuela Moreland, 217 West Moreland Avenue, West St. Paul
Desayuno: 7:30-9:00 a.m., Almuerzo: 11:00 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
Del 13 de junio al 16 de agosto de 2018: de lunes a jueves

También se ofrecen comidas gratis en la biblioteca "Wentworth" los lunes, miércoles, y viernes de 12 a 1 de la tarde hasta el 31 de agosto. La Biblioteca Wentworth está ubicada en 199 East Wentworth Ave. en West St. Paul.

Para encontrar otros lugares que sirven comida durante los meses de verano, baje la aplicación "Summer Eats Minnesota". Es gratis y se encuentra en las tiendas de aplicaciones de "Apple App Store" o "Google Play Store".

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