Jacksonville school district participates in summer food program

May 15—The Texas Department of Agriculture summer Nutrition Program is offered statewide by local sponsors who operate sites where children up to 18 years-old can get meals at no charge. The service is open to all children, regardless of income. People who are over age 18 and enrolled in school programs for people with disabilities can also receive meals at no charge.

Once again this summer, many of the sites that serve meals at no charge are being sponsored by school districts, local government agencies, churches and other private non-profit groups. The sites are located in areas where more than 50% of the children are eligible for free or reduced-price meals under the National School Lunch Programs.

The Jacksonville Independent School District is one such sponsor, with two locations — West Side Elementary and Jacksonville High School.

West Side Elementary will serve breakfast and lunch from June 3 through July 1. Jacksonville High School will serve breakfast and lunch from June 3 through June 27. Both sites will be closed Wednesday, June 19.

Meals will be served on the following schedules.

West Side Elementary — 1105 College Avenue

7 a.m. to 8 a.m. — Breakfast

11 a.m. to 12:25 p.m. — Lunch

Jacksonville High School — 1210 Corinth Road

7:30 to 8:15 a.m. — Breakfast

10:40 a.m. to noon — Lunch

More than 2,000 summer food meal sites across Texas are expected to be in operation in places such as recreation centers, schools, parks, churches, day camps and community centers. Many of the sites will offer recreational activities for children as well as meals at no charge.

The most up-to-date information on Summer Food meal sites and hours of operation is available statewide by calling 211. For more details on the Summer Food Program, visit summerfood.org.