Summer Meals Program Offered on the Coast

Kids and teens that get free or reduced lunch during the school year can get free meals this summer. Just because school is out doesn’t mean children can’t get the same free or reduced-cost meals they rely on during the school year. Any child 18-years-old or younger can eat free, through the summer meals program, at designated sites across the country.

There are two sites in South Mississippi and a kickoff event is planned for both sites from 11 am to 1 pm Tuesday. One will be at Point Cadet Park on Cadet Street in Biloxi. The other will be at the Pascagoula recreation center on Pascagoula Street.

Kids can enjoy free activities Tuesday, including games, snow cones, a DJ, face painting and free lunches.

The program is funded through the US Department of Agriculture and aims to fill the nutritional gap that is left when children are out of school during Summer months and do not have access to free or reduced price breakfasts and lunches at school. There’s no enrollment and no cost.

For more information, just go to the link here.


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