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Subsidized summer meals set at schools, parks

Free, federally-funded program served 16,500 meals last summer


The Forest Grove School District will again offer free meals this summer for low-income youngsters under the age of 18.

The federally-funded Summer Food Service Program offers meals at nine locations in Forest Grove and Cornelius. The program will run Monday through Thursday from June 24 to August 22.

Last summer the program served approximately 6,500 breakfasts and 11,000 lunches at eight locations, said school district nutritional services operations manager Kristen Trout.

“We have extended our service to continue to provide meals to those in need when school programs are not in session,” Trout said. Bard Park at 22nd Avenue and Kingwood has been added as a lunch location this year.

Four locations will offer breakfast and lunch:

n Fern Hill Elementary School, 4445 Heather St., Forest Grove. Breakfast 7:45 to 8 a.m. and lunch 11 to 11:30 a.m. from July 8 to Aug. 1.

n Neil Armstrong Middle School, 1777 Mountain View Lane, Forest Grove. Breakfast 7:45 to 8 a.m. and lunch 11 to 11:30 a.m. from July 8 to Aug. 1.

n Joseph Gale Elementary School, 3130 18th Ave., Forest Grove. Breakfast 8 to 9 a.m. and lunch 11 to 11:30 a.m. from June 24 to Aug. 1.

n Tom McCall East Upper Elementary School, 1341 Pacific Ave., Forest Grove. Breakfast 7:45 to 8 a.m. and lunch 11 to 11:30 a.m. from June 24 to July 25.

Five locations will offer lunch only:

n Rose Grove Mobile Home Park, 3839 Pacific Ave., Forest Grove. Lunch 12 to 12:30 p.m. from June 24 to Aug. 22.

n Harleman Park, 795 S. Heather St., Cornelius. Lunch 12 to 12:30 p.m. from June 24 to Aug. 22.

n Lincoln Park, 2725 Main St., Forest Grove. Lunch 12 to 12:30 p.m. from June 24 to Aug. 22.

n Centro Cultural, 1110 N. Adair, Cornelius. Lunch 11:30 to 12 p.m. from July 1 to Aug. 1.

n Bard Park, 22nd Avenue and Kingwood, Forest Grove. Lunch 12 to 12:30 p.m. from June 24 to Aug. 22.

There will be no lunches at the schools on July 3 and 4, and no lunches at the parks on July 4.

This year lunches will be prepared in the newly remodeled Joseph Gale Elementary School kitchen, Trout said.




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