The annual Summer Food Service Program for Children began June 13 and runs through August 11. The program, staffed by Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Child Nutrition Services and funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, provides free, nutritious meals at approved sites in low-income areas during the summer.
CMS expects to serve thousands of meals at more than 130 picnic sites, including Read to Achieve schools, After-School Enrichment Program, BELL and Freedom School sites. The CMS Lunch Express will also deliver meals to 12 communities where students live. Children can go to the blue-and-white activity bus, pick up a meal and eat it on the parked bus. They can also get a free breakfast or lunch by visiting a participating YMCA, Salvation Army site or house of worship. Schedules vary at each site. There are no income requirements or registration required and the program is open to anyone age 18 or younger. No application is required for a free breakfast or lunch.
For participating Summer Food Service Program sites click on 2017 Summer Food Service Program Site List or contact Child Nutrition Services at 980-343-6041.
Additional helpful links:2017 K-8 Summer Menu2017 High School Summer Menu
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