When schools are closed for the summer months, many children stop receiving nutritious meals. The Summer Feeding Program was established to ensure that children in needy areas (over 50% of children approved for free and reduced meals) could continue to receive nutritious meals during school vacations that are comparable to those served under the National School Lunch and Breakfast Programs during the school year.
Free meals are provided to all children at approved sites in areas with significant concentrations of low-income children. While the site must qualify by the standard above, any child age 18 and under may receive meals at no cost through this program.
The Summer Feeding Program will take place June 4 through July 24, 2015. Lunch will be served from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the following sites:
· Central Hardin High School
· John Hardin High School
· Radcliff Elementary School
Adult lunches will cost $4.00.
The program meets a need in the community. It costs the Hardin County Schools nothing. HCS is totally reimbursed for expenses by the federal government. We're providing a real service for many children who, otherwise, would not be eating.