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Summer Food Service Program offers free lunch to children

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Now that school is out, not all kids in our area get a nutritious meal at home. Today, the Summer Food Service Program kicked off to help kids eat free all summer long. School nutrition staff prepared and packed up the food which was then delivered to 19 sites around New Hanover County. Ann Ohlson, Summer Food Service Program, said, "…and we don't really know what these people might eat other wise. Sometimes the school lunch and the school breakfast is the only meal that they get, so when the schools are out, we want to make sure that they have access to those good healthy meals." The program is funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Free lunches are available Monday through Friday until August 8. For more information about the Summer Food Service Program, contact New Hanover County Schools Child Nutrition Department at (910) 254-4260. Meals will be provided from June 25 - August 8, 2008 at the following locations at the specifed times: Virgo Middle School, 1100 McRae Street, 12:00 noon -1:00 p.m. Child Development Center, 3802 Princess Place Drive, 11:15 a.m. - 12:00 noon Union Baptist Church, 2711 Princess Place Drive, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Creekwood South, 714 Emory Street, 11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. William Hayes Center, 1300 Kornegay Avenue, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., lunch will be served 3:30 p.m.- 3:45 p.m., snacks will be served Wilmington Girls Club, 1502 Castle Street, 11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. Hillcrest, 1014 S. 14th Street, 11:00 a.m.- 12:00 noon Head Start, 507 N. 5th Street, 12:00 noon - 12:30 p.m. NHC Day Treatment Center, 716 S. 3rd Street, 11:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Village at Greenfield, 1400 S. 11th Street, 11:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Greentree Apartments, 4615 Greentree Road, 11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. The Family & Neighborhood Institute, 1102 Orange Street, 12:00 noon - 12:45 p.m. Lakeside High School, 1805 S. 13th Street 10:30 a.m. -12:00 noon Hemenway Center, 507 McRae Street, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., lunch will be served 3:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m., snacks will be served Jervay Communities, 1088 Thomas C. Jervay Loop, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Mary C. Williams Elementary School, 801 Silver Lake Road, 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Wrightsboro Elementary School, 2716 Castle Hayne Road, 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Martin Luther King Center, 401 S. 8th Street, 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m., lunch will be served 4:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m., snacks will be served UCP, 500 Military Cutoff Road, 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

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