Summer Feeding Program Providing Students with Free Meals

Summer Feeding Program Providing Students with Free Meals
Posted on 06/20/2018
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Summer Feeding Program Providing Students with Free Meals

LIVINGSTON, La. – Livingston Parish Public Schools anticipates serving nearly 15,000 free meals this summer to students enrolled in academic programs across the parish. 

Assistant Supervisor of Child Nutrition Programs Sommer Purvis said the meals are provided at no cost to those students attending LEAP remediation, End of Course instruction and ESL (English as Second Language) classes during the month of June, as well as for students attending the district’s Virtual School and JumpStart programs that run through this month and into July.

“We see this program as an integral part of our summer educational efforts.  Proper nutrition is a must for enhancing learning potential for our students.  We are pleased to be able to provide these meals for free through the Summer Feeding Program,” Purvis said.

Purvis said the district is providing pre-packaged breakfast meals and lunch meals to all campuses where summer courses are being taught, including Juban Parc Elementary, Northside Elementary, South Live Oak Elementary, Westside Junior High, North Corbin Junior High, Springfield Middle School, Doyle High School, Denham Springs High School and Live Oak High School.

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Westside Junior High School Assistant Principal Brian Gunter hands a pre-packaged breakfast to South Walker Elementary student Bailee Chiro before the start of summer classes at his campus.  Nearly 15,000 meals are expected to be served to Livingston Parish students parish-wide over the course of June and July.

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