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Summer Lunch Programs Open June 29th

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Summer Lunch Programs Open June 29th
Posted on 06/22/2015

The Portland Public Schools and partners will be serving summer fun, activities and meals around the city. PPS is working with multiple partners through Portland ConnectED’s Portland Summer Success – Feeding Bodies & Minds program to offer no cost summer meals for children from June 29 through August 14. 

Acceptance and participation requirements for the program and all activities are the same for all regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability, and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service.

Meals will be provided at the sites and times as follows:

          DEERING HIGH SCHOOL JULY 6 TO AUG 6
          7:45 AM BREAKFAST/11:30-12:15 AM LUNCH MON-THUR

          YMCA 70 FOREST AVE JUNE 29 TO AUG 14
          LUNCH @ NOON, MON-FRI

          DANFORTH HEIGHTS PLAYGROUND ON BRIGGS ST
          LUNCH @ 11:45 AM MON-THUR, JUNE 29 TO AUG 14

          OCEAN AVENUE SCHOOL JULY 7-AUG 9
          7:45 AM BREAKFAST/12:30 PM LUNCH MON-THUR

          FORE RIVER APARTMENTS 63 FREDERIC ST
          LUNCH @ 12:20 PM MON-THUR JUNE 29 TO AUG 14

          DEERING OAKS PARK PLAYGROUND
          LUNCH 11:45-12:15 MON-THUR, JUNE 29 TO AUG 14

          NORTH DEERING GARDENS COMMUNITY ROOM
          LUNCH 12:30-1 PM MON, TUE & THUR ONLY JUNE 29-AUG 14

 •          PORTLAND LIBRARY MONUMENT SQUARE
          LUNCH @ 12-12:30 MON – FRI, JUNE 29 TO JULY 31

 •          MORE SITES ACROSS THE CITY CAN BE FOUND BY CALLING 2-1-1

Meal locations and times can also be found by going to an interactive meal site map, by going to the Portland Public Schools’ website, www.portlandschools.org and clicking on the “Portland Summer Success – Feeding Bodies and Minds” button at the bottom of the home page. Users can click on locations on the meal site map to learn where and when meals are offered and also what fun learning activities are available at the meal sites.

Meals will be provided to all children and teens age 18 and younger and must be eaten at the site.  The program also will offer activities at each location from full summer day camps to short activities just at the meal time.

“More than 12,000 of the students in Cumberland County schools are at risk of hunger during an average school week,” said Ron Adams, the district’s food service director.  “That risk increases in the summer, when they don’t have access to school breakfast and lunch.  These new sites will provide healthy and nutritious meals to children from Portland and surrounding communities.”

Funding for the program is provided by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Summer Food Service Program, with substantial support from the National League of Cities CHAMPS grant.  There will be no cost to the Portland Public Schools.

The menu will be posted on the Portland Public Schools’ website.

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