JCPS offering free meals during summer food service program

Free meals provided to children at more than 130 sites in Jefferson County

Student receive their lunches from the JCPS Bus Stop Cafe

Jefferson County Public Schools (JCPS) is offering free breakfast and lunch to children and teens during the district’s summer food service program.

The JCPS summer food service program provides free nutritious meals to any child 18 years of age or younger at more than 100 schools, churches and community centers across Jefferson County.

Additionally, the JCPS Bus Stop Café—a retired school bus that has been converted into a mobile dining cafeteria—visits nearly three dozen sites daily, including at neighborhoods, pools and parks.

Families can find a site near them in several ways:

• Text “FOOD” to 877877;
• Check the school menu section of the JCPS mobile app;
• Visit and enter an address

The JCPS Nutrition Services team served more than 295,270 meals to children and teens during the summer program last year. The program, which runs through July, is open to anyone age 18 or under, regardless of whether he or she attends JCPS.

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