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Schools prepare to feed thousands through summer

Local schools will again be holding summer food programs to help feed families.

Posted on June 2, 2012 at 1:00 a.m.

Last summer, Elkhart Community Schools served more than 30,000 lunches and Goshen Community Schools served more than 40,000 lunches to kids through summer food programs.

Those and other local school corporations are now gearing up to again feed thousands of children during the summer.

Several local schools offer free meals to kids through the Summer Food Service Program sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

According to the USDA, the program works to provide nutritious meals to children who may otherwise go hungry when school is out.

The program is open to anyone 18 years old and younger, no matter if they are students at the school corporation serving the meal or not.

Last summer, Elkhart and Goshen also served more than 15,000 breakfasts each.

Sites in Goshen begin serving Monday, while the Baugo site and most sites in Elkhart begin serving Wednesday. Concord has sites beginning to serve Thursday.

“It’s just a good, nutritional, well-balanced meal that they get,” Angie Bails, Elkhart’s summer feeding supervisor said.

“If there’s a need, we’re going to do it for them,” she continued.

Along with Baugo, Concord, Elkhart and Goshen’s programs, two Nappanee organizations offer two other summer food programs.

Information on each school program and Nappanee’s other programs is detailed in the following list.

BAUGO

Baugo Community Schools offers lunches from 11 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. Monday through Friday through Aug. 10, excluding July 4, at Faith Community Church, 30046 C.R. 16 W., Elkhart. Meals are also available for people older than 18 who are enrolled in a state-approved educational program for the mentally and/or physically disabled.

CONCORD

Concord Community Schools is offering free breakfast and lunch at its school buildings to children 18 years of age and younger. Meals are also available for people older than 18 who are enrolled in a state-approved educational program for the mentally and/or physically disabled.

Ÿ Concord Junior High, 59397 C.R. 11 S., Elkhart: Breakfast served 8:30 to 9 a.m. June 8-29 and Aug. 6-17; lunch served 12:45 to 1:15 p.m. June 11-29 and Aug. 6-17

Ÿ Concord Intermediate, 59197 C.R. 13, Elkhart: Breakfast served 9 to 9:30 a.m. June 13, 20 and 27, July 11, 18 and 25, and Aug. 1 and 8; lunch served 12:15 to 1 p.m. June 13, 20 and 27, July 11, 18 and 25. and Aug. 1 and 8.

Ÿ Concord East Side Elementary, 57156 C.R. 13 S., Elkhart: Breakfast served 9 to 9:30 a.m. June 7-15; lunch served 12:45 to 1:15 p.m. June 7-15

Ÿ Concord Ox Bow Elementary, 23525 C.R. 45, Elkhart: Breakfast served 9 to 9:30 a.m. June 7-15; lunch served 12:45 to 1:15 p.m. June 7-15

Ÿ Concord South Side Elementary, 23704 Arlene St., Elkhart: Breakfast served 9 to 9:30 a.m. June 7-15, lunch served 12:45 to 1:15 p.m. June 7-15

Ÿ Concord West Side Elementary, 230 W. Mishawaka Road, Elkhart: Breakfast served 9 to 9:30 a.m. June 7-15; lunch served 12:45 to 1:15 p.m. June 7-15

ELKHART

Elkhart Community Schools offers free breakfast and lunch to children 18 years old or younger. Meals are served Monday through Friday from June 6 through July 27, though no meals will be served July 4. Adults may eat for $3 for lunch. Children do not need to be Elkhart students.

Ÿ Beardsley Elementary, 1027 McPherson St., Elkhart: Breakfast served 7:45 to 8:30 a.m., lunch served 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Ÿ Hawthorne Elementary, 501 W. Lusher Ave., Elkhart: Breakfast served 7:45 to 8:30 a.m., lunch served 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Ÿ Mary Beck Elementary, 818 McDonald St., Elkhart: Breakfast served 7:45 to 8:30 a.m., lunch served 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Ÿ Mary Daly Elementary, 1735 Strong Ave., Elkhart: Breakfast served 7:45 to 8:30 a.m., lunch served 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Ÿ Monger Elementary, 1100 E. Hively Ave., Elkhart: Breakfast served 7:45 to 8:30 a.m., lunch served 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Ÿ Osolo Elementary, 24975 C.R. 6 E., Elkhart: Breakfast served 7:45 to 8:30 a.m., lunch served 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Ÿ Roosevelt Elementary, 201 W. Wolf Ave., Elkhart: Breakfast served 7:45 to 8:30 a.m., lunch served 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Ÿ Woodland Elementary, 1220 C.R. 3 Elkhart: Breakfast served 7:45 to 8:30 a.m., lunch served 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Ÿ Cleveland Elementary, 53403 C.R. 1 N., Elkhart: Lunch served 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Ÿ Arbors at Riverbend: Lunch served 12:30 to 1:15 p.m.

Ÿ McNaughton Park, 701 Arcade Ave., Elkhart: Lunch served 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.

Ÿ North Lake Apartments, 25800 Brookstream Circle, Elkhart: Lunch served 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Ÿ Tolson Center, 1300 Benham Ave., Elkhart: Lunch served 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Ÿ Walker Park, 3301 E. Bristol St., Elkhart: Lunch served 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Ÿ Weston Park, Michigan and Cedar streets, Elkhart: Lunch served noon to 1 p.m.

Ÿ Willowdale Park, 1320 Olive St., Elkhart: Lunch served 11 to 11:30 a.m.

Ÿ YMCA: Breakfast served 8:15 to 9:15 a.m., lunch served 12:15 to 1:15 p.m.

Beardsley Boys & Girls Club, Roosevelt Center, ETHOS, Roosevelt Summer Academy and Memorial High School also offer meals, but those sites are closed to children in particular activities at those schools.

GOSHEN

Goshen’s free breakfasts and lunches are available to children 18 years old or younger. Children need not be Goshen students. All meals are served Monday through Friday, unless specified below. No meals will be served on July 4.

Ÿ Brookside Manor Mobile Home Park, 61108 C.R. 17, Goshen: Meals served from 11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. through Aug. 3

Ÿ Rieth Park, 13th Street and Illinois Avenue, Goshen: Meals served 10:45 a.m. to noon through Aug. 3

Ÿ Oakridge Park, First Street and Oakridge Avenue, Goshen: Meals served from 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. through Aug. 3

Ÿ Pringle Park, 1912 W. Lincoln Ave., Goshen: Meals served 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. through Aug. 3

Ÿ Shanklin Park, 411 W. Ply-mouth Ave, Goshen: Meals served 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. through Aug. 3

Ÿ Twin Pines Mobile Home Park, 2011 W. Wilden Ave, Goshen: Meals served 11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. through Aug. 3

Ÿ Family Worship Center at The Lighthouse, 306 S. 27th St., Goshen: Meals served 11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. through Aug. 3

Ÿ Chamberlain Elementary, 428 N. Fifth St., Goshen: Breakfast served 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. and lunch served 10:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Monday through Thursday through June 28

Ÿ Prairie View Elementary, 1730 Regent St., Goshen: Breakfast served 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. and lunch served 10:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday through June 28

Ÿ Chandler Elementary, 419 S. Eighth St., Goshen: Breakfast served 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. and lunch served 10:45 a.m. to noon Monday through Thursday through June 28

Ÿ Model Elementary, 412 S. Greene Road, Goshen: Breakfast served 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. and lunch served 10:45 a.m. to noon Monday through Thursday through June 28

Ÿ Parkside Elementary, 1207 S. Seventh St., Goshen: Breakfast served 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. and lunch served 10:45 a.m. to noon Monday through Thursday through June 28

Ÿ Goshen Middle School, 1216 S. Indiana Ave., Goshen: Breakfast served 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. and lunch served 10:45 a.m. to noon Monday through Thursday through June 28

Bashor Children’s Home is also offering free meals to all children 18 and younger. The meals will be provided at Bashor Children’s Home weekdays June 4-22 and July 2-20. Breakfast will be served from 8:30 to 9 a.m. and lunch from 12:30 p.m. to 1 p.m. For more information contact Marty Blenner at 875-5117.

NAPPANEE

Ÿ Elementary school children in Nappanee can get a free meal at the Nappanee Public Library once a week this summer. The lunch time will teach kids how to make their own lunches from nutritious food options. “Lunchin’ at the Library” will be on Mondays June 11, 18 and 25, and July 9, 16 and 23 from noon to 1:30 p.m. Kids must register in advance at the library, 157 N. Main St., Nappanee. For more information contact Lindsay Brandon-Smith at 773-7919.

Ÿ The Family Christian Development Center will be offering “Summer Munchie” bags to kids this summer. People should contact the FCDC at 773-2140 or at 151 S. Locke St., Nappanee, to find out how children can be a part of the healthy snack summer program.


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