To help make sure no child goes hungry in the summer months, both Burgin and Mercer County Schools will be participating in the USDA Summer Food Program. Meals will be provided for free for children ages 18 and under for free.
“It is incredibly important for every child to get food,” said Kate Sizemore, food services director for Burgin Independent. “We are able to feed them during the school year and our goal is to reach them during the summer months.”
Burgin Schools, located at 440 E. Main Street, will be serving from June 5 through June 30, Mondays through Fridays. Breakfast is from 8-9 a.m., adults $2. Lunch is from noon to 1 p.m., adults $3.50.
“We welcome any child 18 or younger. They don’t have to be in the Burgin school system or even live in Burgin, they can be visiting,” said Sizemore.
Mercer schools will also be serving meals at varied campuses from until Aug. 3.
Mercer County Elementary School, located at 741 Tapp Road, will be serving Monday through Thursday, May 30 until August 30. Breakfast served 8-9 a.m. and lunch 11:30-12:30 p.m. with no service on July 4.
Mercer County Intermediate School, located at 1101 Moberly Road, will be serving Monday through Friday, May 30 until June 9. Breakfast served 7:45-8:30 a.m. and lunch 11:30-12 p.m.
Mercer County Senior High, 1124 Moberly Road, will be serving Monday through until June 9. Lunch served 12-12:30 p.m.
To learn more, check out this week’s issue of The Harrodsburg Herald.