Highline School District Offering Free Meals All Summer


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The Highline School District will be offering up free meals all summer long, including both breakfast and lunch at 13 different locations, most beginning on Monday, July 6th.

The district has been offering free summer meals for at least the last ten years, and the USDA-funded program has expanded significantly to include community sites as well as schools.

“Based on the estimation from our sites, we may serve up to 1,000 breakfasts and 2,000 lunches plus offer snacks to some sites,” said Brianna Smith, RD, Nutrition Services Manager.

Who is served by the Summer Food Service Program?

  • All children 18 years and younger are eligible for the Summer Food Service Program. There is no registration or fee.
  • All children are welcome to eat a meal at summer school sites, even if they are not enrolled in a summer program.
  • The meal must be eaten at the site and be finished within 15 minutes of the final serving time.

Who pays for it?
The Summer Food Service Program is a federally funded child nutrition program that feeds children nutritious meals during the summertime    when school is out and children don’t have access to school meals. It    was created to ensure that children in low-income areas could continue    to receive nutritious meals during long school vacations. Funding for the Summer Food Service Program is provided with federal dollars and is sufficient to meet expenses related to sponsorship of the program.

What is the purpose of the program?
Clearly, the nutritional needs of large numbers of children who depend     on school meals during the school year are not being met in the summer. Good nutrition is essential for learning.

How are site locations determined?
Service sites for the Summer Food Service Program are determined based on:

  1. Eligibility criteria.
  2. Interest and need at the school building level.
  3. Interest and need at community centers.

Here’s where and when the FREE Summer Meals will be available:

  • Bow Lake School
    Breakfast: 7:30-8:45 Jul 6-Jul 24 M-F
    Lunch: 11:30-12:45
    18237 42nd Ave S SeaTac 98188
  • Evergreen School
    Breakfast: 7:15-7:45 Jul 6-Jul 24 M-F
    Lunch: 10:45-11:15
    830 SW 116th Seattle 98146
  • Gregory Heights School
    Breakfast: 7:30-8:45 Jul 6-Jul 24 M-F
    Lunch: 11:30-12:45
    16201 16th Ave SW Burien 98166
  • King County Parks – White Center
    Lunch: 12:00-1:00 July 7-Aug 14 M-F
    Snack: 4:00-5:00
    1321 SW 102nd St Seattle 98146
  • Midway Elementary School
    Breakfast: 7:30-8:45 Jul 6-Jul 24 M-F
    Lunch: 11:30-12:45
    22447 24th Ave S Des Moines 98198
  • Mt. Rainier School
    Breakfast: 7:15-8:00 Jul 6-Aug 7 M-F
    Lunch: 11:00-12:00
    22450 19th Ave S Des Moines 98198
  • Mt. View School
    Breakfast: 8:30-9:00 Jul 6-Jul 30 M-Th
    Lunch: 12:00-12:30
    10811 12th Ave SW  Seattle 98146
  • Schoenwald Park
    Breakfast: 8:30-9:30 Jul 6-Jul 15 M-F
    Lunch: 12:00-1:00
    16030 Sylvester Road Burien 98166
  • Seahurst YMCA
    Breakfast: 7:30-8:30 Jul 6-Aug 14 Mon-Fri
    Lunch: 11:30-12:30
    14603 14th Ave SW Burien 98166
  • Seattle’s Union Gospel Mission
    Lunch: 12:00-12:30 Jul 7-Aug 14 T-F
    Snack: 4:00-4:30
    15003 14th Ave SW Burien 98166
  • Shannon South
    Lunch: 12:00-1:00 Jul 6-Aug 14 M-F
    Snack: 3:00-4:00
    3508 S 180th SeaTac 98188
  • Southwest Boys and Girls Club
    Lunch: 12:00-12:30 Jul 6-Aug 14 M-F
    Snack: 3:30-4:00
    9800 8th Ave SW Seattle 98106
  • White Center
    Breakfast: 8:15-9:00 Jul 6-Aug 7 M-F
    Lunch: 12:00-1:00
    10015 6th Ave SW Seattle 98146
  • Food cannot be taken off the premises.
  • The child does not need to be a Highline Public School student.
  • There are no forms to fill out and no names are taken.
  • Program is open to age 18 and under.

    More information available at the Highline School District website.

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