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Free meals available this summer

Kenowa Hills — Free breakfasts and lunches will be made available to children in the Kenowa Hills community this summer. 

The district is sponsoring the Summer Food Service Program Monday to Thursday at Kenowa Hills High School from June 6-16 and at Central Elementary from July 18 to Aug. 11. 

Meals will be provided to children 18 years old and under, with no restrictions. Those enrolled in an educational program for the mentally or physically disabled that is recognized by a state or local public educational agency, up to age 26, are also eligible to receive free meals. 

Summer Food Service Program

Kenowa Hills High School
June 6 – 16
Monday – Thursday
Breakfast: 8:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Central Elementary School
July 18 – August 11
Monday – Thursday
Breakfast: 9:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
Lunch: 12:30 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

No ID or proof of address will be required.

“This program is open to anyone in the community, both students and non-students,” Director of Food and Nutrition Services Shanna Williams said. “You don’t have to attend Kenowa Hills to access breakfast and lunch every day at no cost.”

Families can also purchase additional breakfast meals for $2.50 and lunches for $5.25. 

Other summer meal program sites in Michigan can be found through the Meet Up and Eat Up site locator

“Every year, not just a pandemic year, there are a lot of families and students that rely on school programs for nutrition services, and that need doesn’t go away in the summer,” Williams said. “This program is accessible to anyone who wants to come and eat. We want to be here and give those kids and families healthy meals at no cost to them.”

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Alexis Stark
Alexis Stark
Alexis Stark is a reporter covering Byron Center, Caledonia, Godfrey-Lee, Kenowa Hills and Thornapple Kellogg. She grew up in metro Detroit and her journalism journey brought her west to Grand Rapids via Michigan State University where she covered features and campus news for The State News. She also co-authored three 100-question guides to increase understanding and awareness of various human identities, through the MSU School of Journalism. Following graduation, she worked as a beat reporter for The Ann Arbor News, covering stories on education, community, prison arts and poetry, before finding her calling in education reporting and landing at SNN. Alexis is also the author of a poetry chapbook, “Learning to Sleep in the Middle of the Bed.”


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