Programs provide free summer meals to kids in need

Know where and when kids, and sometimes their families, can get free or reduced-fare meals over the summer break.

Assuring that young people don’t go hungry during the coming summer months, all three local school districts are again providing free meals.

In each district, meals are free for everyone 18 and younger, they are provided without paperwork, require no registration and are funded though a program of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Monday through Friday, the Enumclaw district hosts its Summer Food Program, where anyone 18 and younger can receive a free breakfast and lunch. Meals will be available at the Enumclaw library, 1700 First St.

Breakfast will be served between 9:30 and 10 a.m., while lunch will be available from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.

The weekday program will operate from June 25 through Aug. 24.

Across the river in Buckley, the White River School District will provide lunches June 15 thorough Aug. 31 at the Buckley Youth Activities Center on River Avenue. Meals will be served weekdays only, from noon to 1 p.m. While the meals are free to anyone 18 and younger, they are available to parents at a minimal cost.

Programs for youngsters and teens will take place at the Youth Center following lunch.

The Sumner-Bonney Lake School District will provide breakfast and lunch at two sites.

At Liberty Ridge Elementary School in Bonney Lake, breakfast will be available 8:30 to 8:45 a.m. from July 2 through July 27. Also at the school, lunch will be served from 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. beginning June 27 and running through Aug. 18.

The school is at 12202 209th Ave. Ct. E.

At Daffodil Valley Elementary in Sumner, both meals will be served June 27 through Aug. 18. Breakfast is planned for 8:30 to 8:45, while lunch is set for 11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Daffodil Valley Elementary is at 1509 Valley Ave.

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