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Richland One will offer free meals to kids this summer

With the arrival of Summer vacation, one school district in the midlands is bring back its free meal summer program

COLUMBIA, S.C. — With the arrival of summer vacation for kids in the Midlands, one school district is bringing back their free meal summer program.

Richland School District One will serve free meals to kids this summer through the federally-funded Summer Food Service Program.

From June 10 to August 2, kids can eat a free breakfast and lunch at schools across the district. 

"We will be serving hot meals breakfast and lunches everyday in those programs," says Tracy Dixon, Director of Nutrition at Richland One, "Our children function so much better when they are not hungry, they are able to attain so much more when they don’t have to worry about being hungry."

The program is open to any child under the age of 18 at no cost to parents. The district will also welcome community centers and nonprofit organizations to bring kids participating in summer camps or programs.

"We just want to encourage everyone who have the capacity to provide meals to children to do so.” Wolf said. 

Here's where you can find these free meals:

  • A.C. Flora High School
  • Bradley Elementary School
  • C.A. Johnson High School
  • Carver-Lyon Elementary School
  • Caughman Road Elementary School
  • Columbia High School
  • Crayton Middle School
  • Dreher High School
  • Eau Claire High School
  • Forest Heights Elementary School
  • Gadsden Elementary School
  • H.B. Rhame Elementary School
  • Heyward Career and Technology Center
  • Horrell Hill Elementary School
  • Hyatt Park Elementary School
  • John P. Thomas Elementary School
  • Lower Richland High School
  • Olympia Learning Center/Evening High School
  • W.S. Sandel Elementary School
  • Satchel Ford Elementary School
  • Southeast Middle School
  • St. Andrews Middle School
  • W.A. Perry Middle School
  • W.G. Sanders Middle School
  • W.J. Keenan High School
  • Webber Elementary School

For a full list of days and times, visit the district's website.