Cincinnati Public Schools offering free breakfast, lunch through summer

Posted at 6:12 AM, Jun 05, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-05 06:41:45-04

CINCINNATI -- Cincinnati Public Schools is sponsoring the federally funded Summer Food Service Program for Children from May 30 to Aug. 4, at schools, recreation centers and other locations around the district.

Free breakfast and lunch meals will be available Monday through Friday to children 18 years of age and under, or to anyone between the ages of 19 and 21 who is determined by a state or local public-educational agency to be mentally or physically disabled.

CPS Food Services Director Jessica Shelly says they feed 50,000 students each day, and its critical support continues through the summer.

"We want to make sure that we're supporting our youngsters when they're outside of school so when they come back to CPS, they're ready to learn and get back to the classroom and get back to work," Shelly said.

To receive a free meal, come to a serving site 15 minutes before the serving time; no pre-registration is needed. All meals must be eaten at the site. No meals will be distributed on Tuesday, July 4.

Meals will be provided at the sites and times posted on the Cincinnati Public Schools website here and listed in the document below.

The Summer Food Program is federally funded through the Department of Education. CPS sponsors the program in cooperation with the Cincinnati Recreation Commission and other community groups.