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*Summer Meals are offered free to any child 18 and younger. No application or identification is required.

Monday: Pizza, Caesar salad, strawberry cup, milk

Tuesday: Cheeseburger, lettuce, tomato, peach cup, mayo, ketchup, mustard, milk

Wednesday: Hot dog, fries, mixed fruit, ketchup, mustard, milk

Thursday: Beef nacho, cheese, shredded lettuce, diced tomatoes, applesauce, milk

Sites and times for Summer Meals

Eastfield Global Magnet School: June 10-13; 11:15-11:45 a.m.

East Middle School: June 10-Aug.8 (closed on Fridays and July 4); 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Glenwood Elementary: June 10-13 and July 8-24; 11:30 a.m. to Noon

Marion Elementary: June 10-13 and July 8-24;11-11:30 a.m.

Nebo Elementary: June 10-13 and July 8-24; 11-11:30 a.m.

Old Fort Elementary: June 10-13 and July 8-24; 11-11:30 a.m.

P.G. Elementary: June 10-13 and July 8-24; 11:30 a.m. to Noon

West Marion Elementary: June 10-13 and July 8-24; 11:30 to Noon

West Middle School: June 10-11; 11:30 a.m. to Noon

McDowell Recreation: Tuesday and Thursdays only, June 10-Aug. 8 (Closed July 4)

McDowell High School: June 10-13,17-20, 24-27; July 8-11, 22-25, 29-31; Noon to 12:30 p.m.

Addie’s Chapel: Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday only; 11 a.m. to Noon (Closed week of July)

MHS Band: August 5-9, 12-15; Noon to 12:30 p.m.

Child hunger does not take a summer vacation

From staff reports

Across the nation 1 in 5 children struggle with food insecurity, not knowing when and where their next meal is coming from. More than 1 in 4 North Carolina kids is at risk of hunger. These kids may not have access to enough food or to healthy foods, such as fruits and vegetables. Hunger affects children’s ability to learn. It puts them at risk for illness and other health issues. Learn more at http://nc.nokidhungry.org.

Many students depend on school meals. What happens when school is out? N.C. Summer Nutrition Programs help make sure that children can get the nutritious meals they need. All children 18 and under can receive free summer meals. No registration or ID is required.

What can you do?

-Find nearby summer meals:

1. Text “FOODNC” to 877-877.

2. Call 1.866.3HUNGRY (1.866.348.6479) or 1.877.8HAMBRE(1.877.842.6273).

- Ask an organization or congregation to host a Summer Nutrition Program. Find more info at http://childnutrition.ncpublicschools.gov/programs/summer-nutrition-opportunities.

-Volunteer for a N.C. Summer Nutrition Program in your area. You might help by transporting food or setting up or cleaning up a site. You could plan educational or recreational activities for the children. Go to www.serve.gov/endhunger to volunteer.

-Promote N.C. Summer Nutrition Programs.

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