Alabama State Child Nutrition Service Summer Food Service Program Providing Free Meals
On Tuesday, June 1, the Alabama State Child Nutrition Service kicked off its summer food service program at Wetumpka Middle School called “Break for a Plate Alabama”.
The purpose of the kickoff event was to inform Alabamians that there are locations around the state that you can find a meal at no charge for any child 18 and under. To find a location near you, go to their website or text “FOOD” to 877-877. The website is breakforaplate.com.
The program has been in existence since 1968. Participants in the program are the Alabama Department of Education and the Department of Alabama Agriculture and Industries. Local farmers will be used to provide fresh vegetables and fruits in the program. They are encouraging kids to eat healthier this summer.
The Elmore County Child Nutrition Program has established a theme for their program this year called “Eat Fresh Elmore”. They are encouraging their community to strive to eat well, live well and be well this summer.
Each week, Elmore County will serve children ages 18 and under six pounds of fresh produce. Tuesday, students were provided with lunch that consisted of a hamburger, watermelon, peach juice and water. They also gave them a tote bag with material contains nutritional facts.