Trigg Schools offer free meals to students in July
by Franklin Clark --
Jul 08, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Children and youths 18 years old or younger will be able to enjoy a breakfast and/or lunch for free, thanks to a Trigg County School summer feeding program going on this week, the week of July 20-24, and the week of July 27-31.

Breakfast is available at the Trigg County School Cafeteria from 8-8:30 a.m., and lunch is available at the cafeteria, the American Legion Swimming Pool and the Cadiz Housing Authority Johnston-Tyler Community Room from 11-11:30 a.m. this week, and from 11 a.m.-noon the other two weeks, according to Paula Maddox at the school.

Lunch time is being expanded for those two other weeks because of band camp, added Maddox.

Last year, they served 1,078 lunches and 983 breakfasts, and this year they hope to serve about 2,100 lunches and 1,200 breakfasts, although as of Monday they served 50 meals at the swimming pool, 15 meals from the housing authority and 4 meals from the cafeteria, said Maddox.

There was going to be a math camp that was cancelled, which Maddox said explained the low numbers on Monday. Many people don’t want to get up early enough for breakfast, Maddox said, explaining why more lunches are served than breakfasts.

The federal program has been in place since Maddox started seven years ago, and was in place when Kathy Peyton, her predecessor, was at the school, she said.

“The purpose of it is to provide nutritionally balanced meals during the summer, when school’s out,” said Maddox. “Children still have to be fed, there are a lot of parents that are working, and especially with the economy as it is today, there are some parents that can’t really afford meals.”

For more information, contact Maddox at 522-2228 or at
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