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Free Summer Meals Begin June 26

All Students Welcome at Locations Throughout Bend, La Pine

Article Date: Jun 22, 2017

Press release:

Bend-La Pine Schools is kicking off its free summer meal program on Monday, June 26 at several locations throughout Bend and La Pine. Children age 0-18 can eat healthy, tasty meals for free all summer long.

The program, which is funded through the United States Department of Agriculture, includes lunches of a hot entrée or sandwich, fruit, vegetable, low fat milk and an occasional dessert. Parents are encouraged to attend and may purchase a meal for $4 or can bring their own lunch. Registration is not required.

Those planning to bring a large group should contact 541-355-3740.

Bend area locations:

(Monday - Friday, June 26 to Aug. 18 unless otherwise noted; closed July 3-4)

  • Boys & Girls Club - Bend-La Pine Schools Education Center, 520 NW Wall St.; 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; afternoon meal 3:45 to 4:30 p.m. (program runs through Aug. 25)
  • Elk Meadow Elementary 60880 Brookswood Blvd., 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; breakfast 8:30 to 9 a.m. Monday to Thursday July 31 to Aug. 17
  • Ensworth Elementary School,2150 NE Daggett Lane, 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
  • Harmon Park 1100 NW Harmon Road, 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
  • Larkspur Park, 1700 SE Reed Market Road, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • Pilot Butte Neighborhood Park 1310 NE Hwy 20, 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
  • Sun Meadow Park 61150 Dayspring Drive, near R.E. Jewell Elementary School, 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.

La Pine area locations:

  • Finley Butte Park, 51390 Walling Lane (includes Lunch & Learn Reading Program) 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday to Friday, June 26 to Aug. 4. (No meals served July 3-7.) This site will also offer a Lunch & Learn opportunity for student to earn free books and prizes while reading during the summer.
  • TUESDAYS only: La Pine Community Center, 16405 First Street, noon to 12:45 p.m.; breakfast 7:30 to 8 a.m. June 27 to Aug. 22. (No meals served July 4.)