Schools offer free meals for children

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The Hoke County Schools Summer Nutrition Program is offering free drive-through pick-up meals at no charge to families for any child in Hoke County age two to 18.

School buses, child nutrition staff and teachers and staff members worked from March to June to deliver meals to bus stops while school normally would have been in session. Now that the summer break has started, the deliveries are not continuing but families can pick up meals for their child at one of several locations.

Families can pick up meals from East Hoke Middle School, Sandy Grove Elementary, Upchurch Elementary or West Hoke Elementary from June 15-30 between the hours of 10 a.m. and noon. The meals include breakfast items like mini waffles and juice, and lunch items like chicken, sandwiches, vegetables, fruit and milk.

The United States Department of Agriculture’s Summer Food Service Program funds the yearly meals. The program is meant to make sure children who rely on school meals to get enough to eat don’t go hungry during the traditional summer break.

See Hoke County Schools’ Facebook page for more information as the summer progresses on exact locations, dates and times for the program in July.

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