May 25, 2017

Pickerington Schools Summer Meals Program

Summer Food Program

School may be out until fall, but lunch is still available!

The Food Services Department’s Summer Meals Program will be at a new location this year due to the district paving the Tussing Elementary parking lots. Lunch will be served at Harmon Middle School from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. weekdays in June. 

Check out the lunch menu, including a schedule of special theme days, by clicking on this link.

“When school lets out, learning does not end,” said Judy Riley, the Supervisor of Food Service at Pickerington Schools. “Neither does the need for good nutrition.”

The ability to provide at least one meal a day to the students of Pickerington helps ensure that no child will go hungry in our community this summer. This also allows for learning and social opportunities for the students to keep their brains engaged.

Every Friday at lunch will be library day. Tuesdays allow for nutrition and fitness activities. Other special events during the month include “Zoo Day” on June 12, Bio Med Science Student day June 24, and Donato’s Pizza Days each Monday.

The meals are sponsored by the USDA, so are free for all children between ages 0 and 18. All meals must be eaten on site.

Meals will be provided to all children without charge and are the same regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability. There is no discrimination in the course of the meal service.

The district needs adult volunteers to help monitor the lunchroom in June. If you are interested in helping with the lunch program, contact Judy Riley at (614) 833-3645, or judy_riley@plsd.us.

In addition to the Pickerington lunch program, the Ohio Department of Education provides a list of other resources for summer meals on its website.