Plano ISD Summer feeding program begins June 9

by | May 28, 2015 | Latest

Two locations, no qualifications necessary

By Sonia Duggan

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Plano ISD and a local church are taking steps to make sure that children continue to eat healthy throughout summer while school is out of session.

Beginning June 9 and continuing through Aug. 7, meal service will be from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

In the past, the program was offered at only Meadows Elementary in East Plano. This year, to help serve kids better, the district will sponsor two locations for kids to come eat their meals. Joining the program as the newest site to help serve is Chase Oaks Family Center in East Plano.

Julissa Estrada, Chase Oaks Family Center Director said Plano ISD is their sponsor and they (Chase Oaks Church) will provide meals for kids 18 and under.

The U.S Department of Agriculture partners with local organizations such as Plano ISD and Chase Oaks Church to provide the free meals. Estrada said they will be reimbursed from the USDA for the food and they will provide the volunteers and extra activities.

“We provide the facilities, trash removal, clean up and all of the entertainment such as arts and crafts, games, guest speakers etc.,” Estrada said.

Estrada said Chase Oaks will provide 15 volunteers each day to help kids carry trays, open milk boxes, clean up spills, clean up, play games, host all activities and really engage with the kids and families.

A free hot meal is offered for anyone in need under the age of 18. PISD reports that meals are also open to people with disabilities up to age 25 who participate in school programs for the mentally or physically disabled.

There are no income requirements or registration for any child to receive a free meal.

Meadows Elementary is located at 2800 18th Street and the Chase Oaks Family Center is located at 1890 K. Avenue, Suite 200 in Plano.

 

 

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