BPS has free lunches this summer for kids

BREMEN — This summer, Bremen Public Schools will again offer free lunch to children.
On weekdays from June 5 through Aug. 1, children ages 1 to 18 will be provided lunch free of charge. The serving line in the K-8 cafeteria will be open from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. However, no meals will be served July 1-5.
“Bremen Public Schools feels it is very important for a child to get a healthy meal,” said Hope Andrews, food services director for BPS. “This summer program will help children get just that.”
The Summer Food Service Program is a federal program that provides nutritious meals to children when National School Lunch meals are not available. The program reimburses organizations like Bremen Public Schools that prepare and serve meals to children during summer and school vacations.
“The children can just show up and get in line,” Andrews said. “This is open to every child, regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability.”
Children should enter through the north doors of the K-8 building.
Meals must be eaten in the cafeteria and children are asked to leave when they are finished.
This allows for clean-up and to prepare for the next child coming through.
Parents are not permitted to eat from a child’s try, but may purchase their own meal for $3.
Lunch will follow meal pattern requirements established by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Each meal will include a serving of milk, a serving of meat or meat alternate, a serving of bread or bread alternate, along with two servings of fruit and/or vegetables.
Questions may be directed to Hope Andrews at 574-546-3554 ext. 2021 weekdays between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m.