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Tue June 3, 2014
Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools to Offer Students Free Meals During the Summer
As part of the National School Lunch and Breakfast Program, Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools and Chartwells School Dining Services are offering free lunch and breakfast to all students 18 years of age and younger from June 23 to August 14.
Breakfast and lunch will be served from Monday through Thursday at the following schools: Ashley Elementary, Cook Elementary, Diggs-Latham Elementary, Easton Elementary, Forest Park Elementary, Gibson Elementary, Hall-Woodward Elementary, Kennedy High, Kernersville Elementary, Kimberley Park Elementary, Kimmel Farm Elementary, Konnoak Elementary, Mineral Springs Elementary, Mineral Springs Middle, North Hills Elementary. Petree Elementary, Philo-Hill Middle, Sedge Garden Elementary, Speas Elementary, and Wiley Middle.
Breakfast will be served from 8:15 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. and lunch will be served from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
The school district currently has a successful nutrition program during the school year where healthy meals are offered daily. A statement released by Winston-Salem Forsyth County Schools says that free breakfast and lunch during the summer is another step to ensure students are getting the quality nutrition they need, even if school isn't in session.
A variety of foods will be available, including whole grain biscuits, healthy varieties of breakfast pizzas made with low-fat cheese and whole grains, whole wheat quesadilla stuffed with low fat cheese and diced chicken, fruits and vegetables and 100 percent fruit juice and low-fat milk options.
Any questions regarding locations or time schedules should be directed to WS/FCS's Child Nutrition Department from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Thursday, at (336) 703-4275.