Apr 30, 2018

Summer Lunch Program Returns to Tussing in June

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

The Pickerington Schools Food Services Department’s Summer Meals Program returns to Tussing Elementary this summer, with opportunities to “Pick Lunch: Eat, Play, and Have Fun!” Lunch will be served from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. weekdays in June.

“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, courtesy of The Ohio State University Extension Office. Other special events will include Donato’s Pizza Days, “Zoo Day,” and other great events.

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.