2016 Free Summer Food Program for Kids

posted May 3, 2016, 7:49 PM by District Webmaster   [ updated May 9, 2016, 1:20 PM ]
The Bartlesville Public Schools Child Nutrition Department will be participating in the Summer Food Service Program for Children again this yearFree meals will be served to children ages 1 to 18 in the cafeterias of five schools within the Bartlesville Public School District on Monday through Friday during various weeks in June and July:
  • Hoover Elementary, 512 SE Madison Blvd
  • Senior High School, 1700 SE Hillcrest Dr
    • June 1 through July 29, M-F
There are no qualifications or registration requirements for children to take part in the program, which will be in its 26th year within the BPSD. The Summer Food Service Program for Children is sponsored by the district and funded by the United States Department of Agriculture. The program’s serving schedule is Mondays through Fridays from June 1 through July 29, 2016, although not all sites will be serving on all of those days. Breakfast will be served from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. and lunch will be provided from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

The Summer Food Service Program was initially established to ensure low income children could continue to receive nutritious meals when school was not in session during the summer months. All meals served through the program meet federal nutrition guidelines. In 2015, the program served 24,152 meals within the BPSD during the months of June and July. Through the program $78,873.25 in federal funding was brought into the community.

In 2015 the Summer Food Service Program for Children coordinated with various summer programs to provide educational and recreational activities to Bartlesville children with a side benefit of providing part-time work for an estimated 12 to 15 school employees. The Summer Food Service Program for Children is an equal opportunity program. In accordance with federal law and United States Department of Agriculture policy, it is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability.

Those who would like to learn more about the Summer Food Service Program for Children within the BPSD can call 918-333-7966.