Opelika and Lee County schools to provide free lunch for children this summer

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By Shawn Kirkpatrick
Opelika Observer

Beginning June 4, any child can get a free lunch at three Opelika City Schools. Carver Primary and Jeter Primary will serve lunch Monday through Friday, and a free lunch will be served Monday through Thursday at Opelika High School.
Child Nutrition Program Director for Opelika City Schools Nancy Olaveson said the “Summer Feeding School Program” is for any child who needs a meal. “We will serve a hot meal every day- the same meals we serve at school. The children don’t have to attend any of the schools. They can come from Alaska,” Olaveson added. “If they see the sign, ‘Summer Feeding Program,’ and they want a meal, we give it to them. We don’t ask their names or anything. We welcome any and all to come.”
Below is a list of Lee County Schools where children can receive a free breakfast and/or lunch:
Beauregard Elementary School: Breakfast 7:30 – 8:30 a.m. CST; Lunch 10 a.m. – noon CST
Beulah Elementary School: Breakfast 7:30 – 8:30 a.m. CST Lunch 11 a.m. – Noon CST
Loachapoka School: Breakfast 7:30 – 8:30 a.m. CST Lunch 11 a.m. – Noon
Sanford Middle School: 8 a.m. – noon CST
West Smiths Station Elementary School: 7:30 a.m. – 11: 30 a.m. CST
East Smiths Station Elementary School: 7:30 – 11:30 a.m. CST
South Smiths Station Elementary School: Breakfast 7:30 – 8:30 a.m. CST Lunch 10:30 – Noon CST
Wacoochee Elementary School: Breakfast 7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. CST Lunch 10:30 a.m. – noon CST
Smiths Station High School: 8 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. CST.

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