Superintendent Tim Christensen says this program was extremely successful last year and adds that they money that get to provide the free lunches during the summer are from reimbursements from the state and federal governments.
“I can not speak to East Greene, but Jefferson-Scranton last year, on average, probably 125 served per day (with) a high of sometimes 180 students and kids. We don’t really think about, there’s some kids that maybe not have an opportunity to have a meal, a good meal, a balanced meal in the summer and this is an opportunity for them to have that.”
He states that the free lunches will be served at the Jefferson-Scranton Elementary building from 11:30am-12:30pm and at the Greene County Intermediate building in Grand Junction from 11am-12:30pm. Both programs will be from June 9th through August 1st with the exception of the 4th of July when there are no meals served.
Christensen adds that adult lunches are $3.25 for any family members that want to eat with the students.
No pre-registration is required. Christensen comments that meals will be served to anyone below the age of 18 free of charge and are the same for all children regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability, and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service.
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