Green Bay schools providing free summer lunches

Posted at 5:30 PM, Jun 05, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-05 19:32:24-04

For some kids, summer vacation means no more school provided breakfast and lunches. 

That's why the Green Bay Area School District will be providing them with free lunches for the summer.

The summer food program allows anyone under 18 years old to get a free lunch during the week filled with lean proteins, whole grains, fruits, vegetables, and milk.

District leaders said that the program can fill the void created when school lunches aren't available.
Lunches will be provided at 36 different parks, summer school, and at special events.

Beth Heller learned about the program three years ago when her son came home from the park with his own lunch.

"Not every parent has the ability to send a packed lunch or to shuttle their kid back and forth, so if you know that your child can get a nutritious healthy lunch at the park and play all day that's a huge win," Heller said.

The district said that it's expecting to provide more than 2,100 lunches a day to kids this summer.

Locations can be found here.