Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Nourishing bellies and bodies at Woodside

Free meals provided to children and teens by The Hunger Coalition


By EXPRESS STAFF

    Keep kids happy and healthy this summer with free breakfast and lunch at Hailey’s Woodside Elementary School.
    Thanks to The Hunger Coalition and Blaine County School District, the Summer Food Program offers free and nourishing meals to kids 18-and-younger.
    Beginning Monday, June 16, the Summer Food Program will serve free lunches from 11 a.m. to 12 noon on weekdays throughout the summer until Friday, Aug. 22.
    All children under 18 are welcome. Accompanying parents may purchase a meal for $3.25. Free hot breakfasts will be served from 7:30-8:30 a.m. on weekdays July 14-Aug. 8.
    Volunteers from the Environmental Resource Center will provide “Wild Lunch” activities for kids from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, June 17-26.
    Woodside Elementary School, at 1111 Woodside Elementary Lane in southeast Hailey, can be reached on Mountain Rides Transportation Authority bus at with stops on Woodside Boulevard at Berry Creek and Cherry Creek.
    The Hunger Coalition reported on its website that 5,400 free meals were provided during the summer of 2013. The Coalition further reported that 45 percent of all Blaine County students qualify for free or reduced price lunches.
    Providing free summer meals ensures these children have the opportunity for nutrition during summer vacation.
    Obtain details at the Hunger Coalition 788-0121 or nspence@thehungercoalition.org.




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