District to serve breakfast, lunch in June

Published 7:50 pm Saturday, May 28, 2016

Starting June 1 and continuing through the month, any child age 1 to 18 can eat breakfast and lunch for free Monday through Friday at participating Brookhaven schools.

Meals for the Summer Food Service Program are provided through the Brookhaven School District. All children — at any income level — can participate, said Child Nutrition Director Tonya McSweyn. Children don’t need to be registered for free and reduced meals in the school district. There is no paperwork. All they need to do is show up, she said.

SFSP is a nationwide program organized by the United States Department of Agriculture, which plans to serve more than 200 million free meals this summer. McSweyn said BSD served 3,000 breakfast meals and 6,900 lunch meals over the month of June last year. But they have the capacity for more, she said.

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“We have a very supportive community,” she said. “We would love to serve more than we serve.”

McSweyn said BSD has sponsored SFSP well beyond the 19 years she’s been with the district. She is not aware of any other SFSP locations in Lincoln County.

Breakfast will be served from 7:30-8:30 a.m. at Mamie Martin and Lipsey schools.

Lunch will be served from 11 a.m.-12:45 p.m. at Mamie Martin, Lipsey and Mullins schools.

For breakfast and lunch menus, go to www.olebrookcafe.org and click on “Summer Meal Program.”