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.