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San Angelo ISD's free Summer Meal Program officially kicks off

"With the Summer Food Service Program, children can continue to eat healthy meals throughout the summer at no cost," the SAISD said on its Facebook page.
Credit: Kami Simmons

SAN ANGELO, Texas — Essential meals are being dished out to families with children in need across the Concho Valley.

Wednesday kicked off the start of the summer meals program to provide food to local children. 

Breakfast, lunch, and a snack are provided through this free program, which will be offered at various locations across San Angelo designated as food distribution locations for the summer. 

The San Angelo Independent School District posted to its Facebook page, "Our children need nutritious meals to learn, grow and thrive - even when school is out. With the Summer Food Service Program, children can continue to eat healthy meals throughout the summer at no cost. Free meals will be available starting TODAY. Click the link below to find out more information about serving sites, dates, times, and a weekly menu."

Regina Joiner with San Jacinto Elementary said the number one goal is to ensure every child can eat throughout the summer months. 

"Some of our kids don't get to eat maybe three or four meals a day, and at least we know as our school district to go and help the parents be able to come on in and get a meal for their children," Joiner said. 

Proof of age or income is not required at the walk-in service locations and there are no registration requirements.

Mondays- Fridays through July 2, breakfast is served from 7:45 a.m.-8:30 a.m.; lunch is from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and a snack is served from 10 a.m.-10:30 a.m. 

Both the Northside Boys & Girls Club and the Southside Boys & Girls Club summer meals programs are set to begin June 7 and will last through July 2. 

More information can be found on the SAISD's website.