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Free meals available to area children

MILL HALL — For children in Clinton County, food is available.

The Keystone Central School District is providing free breakfast and lunch meals to all area children through the National School Lunch Program’s Seamless Summer Option program. The program is open to all children in the community.

The program is scheduled to begin on Monday, Oct. 5.

According to a KCSD release, free meals are available for pickup every Monday from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the Central Mountain High School bus loop entrance in parking lot B or the main entrance at Bucktail High School. Families will receive a meal bundle for the week for each child.

“We are pleased to be able to serve our community again by providing this meal service,” said KCSD superintendent Jacquelyn Martin.

According to the release, breakfast and lunch are available to any child ages 1 through 18. A breakfast and lunch meal will be provided for each instructional day according to the school calendar.

All breakfast and lunch meals should be refrigerated as soon as possible. Hot entrees and vegetables should be reheated in the microwave or on a stove. Uneaten perishable breakfast and lunch food received Monday should be discarded on Saturday.

The program is the same program that the district employed from March through June to help feed students who were doing remote learning after schools were closed in mid-March by the Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf.

The district reminds participants that children, parents, caregivers and family members are not permitted to enter school buildings. Meals are meant to be taken home to eat.

For more information or to make arrangements for medically necessary meal accommodations, call Keystone Central School District’s Food and Nutrition Service at (570) 893-4900 extension 2301 or 2302.

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