Anoka-Hennepin offers free meals to kids this summer

By  •  June 26, 2015 at 12:04 am

The United States Department of Agriculture’s Summer Food Service Program kicked off in Anoka-Hennepin last week and will run through Aug. 28.

The School District’s Child Nutrition Department is serving up breakfast, lunch or both at 22 sites – 18 district sites and four community locations in cooperation with Youth First Community of Promise and the Centennial School District.

A full list of locations and service times can be found here:

Any individual 18 or younger is eligible for free meals.

“They don’t have to go to our schools,” said Noah Atlas, child nutrition director.

“We’d like everyone to take advantage of the program,” said Mary Fish, Minnesota School Nutrition Association president and an Anoka-Hennepin site supervisor.

Last summer, Anoka-Hennepin served 57,000 lunches and 16,000 breakfasts, according to Atlas.

“Our hope is that the numbers go up,” he said.

“We like to make sure our kids have healthy and nutritious food all year round,” Fish said.
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