Lawrenceburg Community Schools' summer lunch program expands its reach

Posted: 4:22 PM, May 23, 2018
Updated: 2018-05-23 18:31:51-04

LAWRENCEBURG, Ind. -- For a lot of children, lunch is probably the best part of their school day.

Or at least a close second to recess. 

Students who get free lunch depend on that meal throughout the school year. The Lawrenceburg Community School Corporation is making sure kids can count on a free meal in the summer, too -- and now the district is expanding its reach.

The district has provided free summer meals for three years. Cafeteria managers developed the program and run it out of Central Elementary School.

They'll add a second location this summer at the Lawrenceburg Village Apartments clubhouse. 

"Adding that extra site, (we're) trying to spread out throughout our community and allow families more access," Superintendent Karl Galey said.

Ellie Fox, a fourth-grader, likes the meals because they're fast and free. Her favorite is salad.

"My mom or my dad doesn't have to make anything for me," she said.

The meals are free for any child regardless of income. Galey said there are "literally no requirements."

"So if you walk in and you look like you're 18 years or younger, we do not ask for proof or anything, and you are provided a free meal," Galey said.

The meals are being provided with the help of the U.S Department of Agriculture. Adults can eat too for $3.

Meals will be available every weekday starting June 7 and continuing through July. The only exception is the Fourth of July.

  • At Central Elementary: June 11 to July 20, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • At Lawrenceburg Village Apartments: June 7 to July 20, 11:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.