24 May PCSSD to offer summer meal program for kids
PULASKI COUNTY — The Pulaski County Special School District will offer meals for children this summer through a special program. The program will provide weekly boxes of five breakfasts and five lunches for Pulaski County children at seven PCSSD school locations.
“At PCSSD, we know summertime can sometimes be hard for families with no school,” said Regena English, Student Nutrition Director. “We want to ensure that each student is provided with meals to help where we can. We encourage all families to come out to one of our summer locations and grab free meals for your student.”
The summer meal program will start on Monday, June 7 and continue through the summer. Children do not have to be enrolled in the district in order to receive a meal box. Families can stop by one of the following PCSSD schools from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Mondays:
Cato Elementary: 9906 Jacksonville-Cato Road, Sherwood
College Station Elementary: 4710 Frazier Pike, Little Rock
Harris Elementary: 4424 Highway 161 N, North Little Rock
Landmark Elementary: 16712 Arch Street Pike, Little Rock
Oak Grove Elementary: 5703 Oak Grove Road, North Little Rock
Pine Forest Elementary: 400 Pine Forest Drive, Maumelle
William Jefferson Clinton Elementary: 142 Hollywood Avenue, Sherwood
The summer meal program is being funded by a federal reimbursement through the Seamless Summer Feeding Program. The program allows school districts to provide free summer meals in low-income areas during the traditional summer vacation periods. It is an extension of the National School Lunch Program, which is administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.