Summer Food Service Program offers free lunch to children

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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I don't CARE why they can't provide for their children, it is still THEIR responsibility to do so. Not mine. Not the government's. If you can't afford to have kids, for God's sake, keep your pants zipped.
yea! something had you!! hehe
complain about them too!!! It's not my job to feed other families. It is hard enough to take care of my own these days!
I agree. If the parents can't feed the children, they are being abused. Hold the parent's accountable and this will stop.
agree that no child should go hungry it is the parent's responsibility to feed their children. My wife and I WORK to pay for our children's food. Why should I have to pay for everyone elses children to eat as well? Instead of constant goverment handouts we need to focus on the real problem. Lets go to each childs home and see how big their televisions are. See how many pets they have and how many cable channels they subscribe to. You don't work you don't eat. The most simple of concepts and one our goverment has yet to figure out. But you just wait if Obama gets into office. His free handouts will thin our wallets like never before.....
And I will be the first to vote for him! Suck it up people... If you don't want to help the less fortunate then you will be forced to! Personally, I think it is great!! The more fortunate "should" help others! GO OBAMA!!
Sounds a lot like you might be on the receiving end of the help.
already forced to pay for them. I said I do not want to see a starving child and I can't ever recall a time a child has starved to death in this country because there was not an option to get the food they need. I DO NOT want to pay for someone's child when a parent refuses to work. Your entire statement shimmers with socialism. With your "forced to" attitude, freedoms like being able to post on these forums will quickly fade. Don't worry peace it worked well for Hitler and it is working well for china......
Yes, they should help. but to a certain extent. you should not force people to help others, thats not right. you can't "force" someone to be good. this isnt anything like robin hood anyway. the common american is not taking the hard earned money of the poor. And don't go saying I'm some rich kid who's parents are paying for everything for him, because not one person in my family has finished a four year college, and my mothers half of the familiy lived only slightly above the welfare level until a year or two ago. some people need aid, but just giving cash and free stuff in programs is not the best way. I am hoping if Obama is elected then he goes about this the right way and gives aid which can snowball and lift people to where they dont need welfare. proper structured programs that provide education and job oppertunity are what are needed more. I'm a conservative but in the aftermath of the primary elections, i have been left confused and stunned, and will have to do research before i decide who will do the better job. I respect your opinions, but i can still disagree. thats america. this is my opinion alone, and you can disregard it completely if you wish. I'm just putting it out there, mainly to pass the time. -uncommonsense
It's not just not the more fortunate. I have no children and I'm still strapped for cash. But I'm CHOOSING not to have children. Obama will be the downfall of this nation.

no bush was

I agree with guest 5150. I work retail and I cannot tell you how many times I've seen people come into our store with "vouchers" from various organizations who refuse to buy anything but the latest designer clothes. These clothes are the most expensive. They turn their nose up if you recommend the private store brand which is a good quality and you can get much more for your money. These are the same people who milk the system for every dime they can at the tax payers expense. My children don't get the most expensive clothes to wear. They get what I can afford and are thankful for it. My children don't get free or reduced lunch. I'm tired of picking up the tab for everyone else. If I keep on having to pay for everyone else, I'm going to be needing food stamps.

You've just let your former president run the American economy into the ground without any protest and you re-elect him. Now, you scream and cry because a county of kids get peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. come on!!!

You are 100% correct.

omg I never knew America had so many disgruntled selfish, stingy, petty people. This program is not for the whole nation and the replies floor me. I was happy that the program was available and said now maybe I can afford to put the kids in camp. but jeez maybe they should just stay home and i'll feed them myself seeing all this hatred for kids. Do you mean to do away with social security medicaid and the like too?