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35 Wichita sites to offer free summer meals, snacks to children

  • The Wichita Eagle
  • Published Monday, May 19, 2014, at 9:54 a.m.
  • Updated Thursday, July 31, 2014, at 11:15 a.m.

Wichita students will head home for summer break this week, but many school cafeterias and other sites will continue to serve meals to hungry children.

Thirty-five sites around the city will offer free breakfasts, lunches or afternoon snacks as part of the Summer Food Service Program, which begins May 28 and runs through July 24. The program is run by the Wichita school district and is paid for by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

The program is open to all children younger than 18 but targets those who are eligible for free or reduced-price lunches during the school year. About three-fourths of the 51,000 students who attend Wichita schools are eligible to receive free or reduced-price breakfasts and lunches.

No proof of residency or income is required for the summer meals.

Some sites will offer meals throughout the length of the program, while others will offer meals only periodically during those months. Some will offer both breakfast and lunch, while others will offer only one meal; six sites will offer an afternoon snack.

Here are this year’s locations and meal times. The program is offered weekdays unless otherwise specified.

Central Wichita

• Horace Mann Dual Language Magnet School, 1243 N. Market: breakfast, 8-8:30 a.m.; lunch, 11:30 a.m.-noon

• Interfaith Ministries, 814 N. Market: lunch, noon-1 p.m.

• YMCA Central Branch, 402 N. Market: lunch, noon-1 p.m.

Northwest Wichita

• Benton Elementary, 338 S. Woodchuck Lane: breakfast, 8-8:30 a.m.; lunch, 11:30 a.m.-noon

• Black Traditional Magnet School, 1045 High: breakfast, 8-8:30 a.m.; lunch, 11:30 a.m.-noon

• Cloud Elementary, 1212 W. 25th St. North: lunch, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

• Dodge Literacy Magnet School, 4801 W. Second St.: breakfast, 8:30-9 a.m.; lunch, noon-12:30 p.m.

• Earhart Environmental Magnet School, 4401 N. Arkansas: breakfast, 8:30-9 a.m.; lunch, 11:30 a.m.-noon

• Evergreen Park Recreation Center, 2700 N. Woodland: breakfast, 8-8:30 a.m.; snack, 3:30-4 p.m.

• Levy Special Education Center, 400 N. Woodchuck: breakfast, 7:45-8:15 a.m.; lunch, 10:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Begins June 2; closed Fridays

• Orchard Park Recreation Center, 4808 W. Ninth: lunch, noon-12:30 p.m.; snack, 4-4:30 p.m.

• Pleasant Valley Middle School, 2220 W. 29th St. North: breakfast, 8:15-9 a.m.; lunch, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Begins June 2; closed Fridays

• Woodland Elementary, 1705 Salina: breakfast, 8:30-9 a.m.; lunch, noon-12:30 p.m.

Northeast Wichita

• Boys and Girls Club Opportunity Lane, 2400 N. Opportunity Drive: breakfast, 7:45-9 a.m.; lunch, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Begins June 3

• Chisholm Trail Elementary, 6015 Independence: breakfast, 8:30-9:15 a.m.; lunch, 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

• Coleman Middle School, 1544 N. Governeour: breakfast, 8:15-9 a.m.; lunch, 11:15 a.m.-noon. Begins June 2; closed Fridays

• College Hill United Methodist Church, 2930 E. First: breakfast, 8:30-9 a.m.; lunch, 11:30 a.m.-noon.

• Dellrose United Methodist Church, 1502 N. Dellrose: breakfast, 9-9:30 a.m.; lunch, noon-12:45 p.m.

• Edgemoor Park Recreation Center, 5815 E. Ninth: lunch, noon-12:30 p.m.; snack, 4-4:30 p.m.

• Jackson Elementary, 2717 N. Woodlawn: breakfast, 8:30-9 a.m.; lunch, 11:30 a.m.-noon

• Little Early Childhood Center, 1613 Piatt: breakfast, 8:30-9 a.m.; lunch, noon-12:45 p.m. Begins June 9; closed Fridays

• McAdams Park Recreation Center, 1329 E. 16th: breakfast, 8-9 a.m.; lunch, noon-1 p.m.

• St. Mark Cathedral, 1018 N. Dellrose: lunch, noon-1 p.m.

• St. Mark United Methodist Church, 1525 N. Lorraine: breakfast, 8-8:45 a.m.; lunch, 11:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Begins June 2

• Woodard Recreation Center, 2750 E. 18th: lunch, noon-12:30 p.m.; snack, 4-4:30 p.m.

Southwest Wichita

• Kelly Liberal Arts Academy, 3143 S. Millwood: breakfast, 8-8:30 a.m.; lunch, 11:30 a.m.-noon

• Lawrence Elementary, 3440 W. Maple: breakfast, 8-8:30 a.m.; lunch, 11:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

• Linwood Elementary, 1654 S. Hydraulic: breakfast, 8-8:30 a.m.; lunch, 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

• Linwood Recreation Center, 1901 S. Kansas: snack, 4-4:30 p.m.

• Woodman Elementary, 2500 Hiram: breakfast, 8-8:30 a.m.; lunch, 11:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Southeast Wichita

• Allen Elementary, 1881 S. Elpyco: breakfast, 8:30-9 a.m.; lunch, 11:30 a.m.-noon

• Boston Park Recreation Center, 6655 E. Zimmerly: lunch, noon-12:30 p.m.

• Colvin Elementary, 2820 S. Roosevelt: lunch, noon-12:30 p.m.; snack, 4-4:30 p.m.

• Curtis Middle School, 1031 S. Edgemoor: breakfast, 7:30-8 a.m.; lunch, 11-11:30 a.m. Begins June 2; closed Fridays.

• Seltzer Elementary, 11660 E. Lincoln: breakfast, 8:30-9 a.m.; lunch, noon-12:45 p.m.

Reach Suzanne Perez Tobias at 316-268-6567 or stobias@wichitaeagle.com. Follow her on Twitter: @suzannetobias.

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