Summer program: Regardless of income, Martin students eligible for free food

 

The Martin County School District Summer Food Program offers lunch, snacks and breakfast, similar to what these children are having at the Stuart Learning Center Head Start program. The summer program is open to all students, regardless of income. (Source: Palm Beach Post)

From The Palm Beach Post: “I think people tend to think of Martin County as a very wealthy county and the students here aren’t in need,” said Tina Jensen, Martin County School District’s Food and Nutrition Field Supervisor Trainer. “But, with 47 percent of our students eligible for free or reduced lunch, it’s obvious there is a need. I’m so glad we can provide that service.”

That service Jensen is referring to is the Martin County School District’s Summer Food Program.

Unlike during the school year when free or reduced lunches are provided for families that qualify as low- or low-to-medium income, there are no qualifications to be met for the Summer Food Program.

For the complete story: http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/news/local/summer-food-program-aims-to-keep-kids-well-fed-hea/nmcKS/

There are 22 sites throughout Martin County that are open to students, including Extended Day programs, Boys & Girls Clubs camps and Parks and Recreation camps. About half of those sites are schools.

For more information: Go to www.martinschools.org or call 772-223-2655

Summer Food Program Sites

Warfield Elementary

Indiantown Middle School

Pine Wood Elementary

Challenger School

YMCA Louis Dreyfus Branch

J.D. Parker Elementary

Hobe Sound Early Learning Center

Hobe Sound Elementary

Palm City Elementary

Crystal Lake Elementary

Felix Williams Elementary

Port Salerno Learning Center

Cole Boys and Girls Club, Hobe Sound

Reach Martin County Parks and Recreation

Port Salerno Boys and Girls Club

Indiantown Boys and Girls Club

GAAP Martin County Parks and Recreation

Blast Martin County Parks and Recreation

East Stuart Youth Initiative

Palm City Boys and Girls Club

Perkins Early Childhood Learning Center

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