JCPS to Continue Offering Meals to Youth Over the Summer

Anyone 18 years and younger can pick up free meals at sites throughout the city

June 8, 2021 – Jefferson County Public Schools (JCPS) will continue offering free, nutritious meals throughout the summer to anyone 18 years old and younger, district officials announced today. In addition, the district will offer food at every summer learning and enrichment site this year to support students in those programs.

Families can pick up ‘bulk meals’ – multiple breakfasts, lunches and snacks to last for several days – at more than 40 school curbside locations from 10 a.m. to 1 pm. on Thursdays throughout the summer. They can also get bulk meals at more than 20 mobile sites on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and grab a lunch daily at 11 parks and pools throughout the city.

For a complete list of sites and schedules, click here.

“JCPS is proud to continue providing nutritious meals for our community’s children over the summer, to fuel their bodies as well as their minds,” JCPS Superintendent Dr. Marty Pollio said.  “In some cases, the meals our Nutrition Services staff provide are the only full meals the children receive each week.”

JCPS is also expanding its support for summer learning by offering food at every summer learning and enrichment site this year, providing meals for more than 5,000 students participating in nearly 80 camps and programs.

Children do not need to be JCPS students to receive the meals.