Summer break will be here for all students throughout the valley in the next couple of weeks and one local school district is making sure that students won't go hungry during the break.
Ohio County Schools have been offering the summer meals program for many years and they're happy to continue it this year. The program is federally-funded through the USDA and allows all children ages two to eighteen to stop by one of the nine meal sites.
There are no requirements for children to meet in order to participate in this free program.
Most sites will be offering two meals a day. One for breakfast and one for lunch. The program will start on June 9 and many of those sites running through July 25.
All meals are prepared at Wheeling Park High School and will be transported to the various sites. Coordinators said they try to prepare meals that they know the children like. "We know that hunger doesn't take a vacation during the summer. Many of our students rely on the healthy nutritious meals that they get everyday at school and we're just glad that we're able to be apart of this program, so that we can continue to offer healthy meals during the summer months when kids are not in school" says Child Nutrition Director, Renee Griffin.
Griffin also said that, if your children plan on going to Wheeling Park High School or Warwood School, they will need to register for those particular sites by calling those schools or by contacting the Office of Child Nutrition.
Meals will be served at the following sites:
Bridge Street Middle School: June 9 - June 27 Breakfast: 7:45 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. Lunch: 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.