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Schools across the coast all set to feed kids this summer

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For many children, the meals they eat at school are the only meals they eat all day. Schools across Mississippi are once again working this year to make sure those kids have a way to stay fed this summer. The meals are offered to all children under the age of 18 and are free.

Here is a list of school districts around South Mississippi who are opening their doors this summer to help reduce childhood hunger in their communities:

Pascagoula-Gautier School District -- Serving breakfast from 7:30-8:30 a.m. and lunch from 11 a.m. to noon on weekdays at each location

  • Gautier Elementary, 505 Magnolia Tree Dr., Gautier 
  • Pascagoula Opportunity Center, 1520 Tucker Ave., Pascagoula
  • Jackson Elementary, 3203 Lanier Ave., Pascagoula

Harrison County School District -- Serving breakfast from 7-9 a.m. and lunch from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on weekdays at each location

  • Crossroads Elementary, 10453 Klein Rd., Gulfport
  • Harrison Central Elementary, 15451 Dedeaux Rd., Gulfport
  • Lyman Elementary, 14222 Old Hwy. 49, Gulfport
  • North Woolmarket Elementary & Middle, 16237 Old Woolmarket Rd., Biloxi
  • North Gulfport Middle, 4715 Illinois Ave., Gulfport
  • Three Rivers Elementary, 13500 Three Rivers Rd, Gulfport
  • West Harrison High, 10399 County Farm Rd, Gulfport

Biloxi Public School District 

  • Biloxi Upper Elementary, 160 St. Peter Ave. June 6 - June 23. Breakfast: 7:45 a.m.-8:45 a.m. Lunch: 11:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m. No Fridays except June 16.
  • Jeff Davis Elementary, 340 St. Mary Blvd. June 5 - July 14. Breakfast: 8 a.m.-9 a.m. Lunch: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Closed July 4.
  • Nichols Elementary, 590 Division St. June 5 - July 14. Breakfast: 8 a.m.-8:45 a.m. Lunch: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Closed July 4.
  • North Bay Elementary, 1825 Popp's Ferry Rd. June 5 - July 14. No breakfast. Lunch: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Closed July 4.

    The Summer Food Service Program is administered at the federal level by the Food and Nutrition Services, an agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Open sites that serve food operate in areas where at least 50% of children are eligible for free and reduced-price school meals based on local census data.

    The meals are served free to any child at the site on a first-come, first-serve basis. A variety of sites are available, including schools, recreation centers, playgrounds, parks, churches, and more. However, some sites do require the child to be registered for the summer program being offered at that location.

    Information for free meals were not available from some districts. If your district is not listed above, please contact them directly to ask if any summer meal programs are being offered. You can also visit the program's website here for a complete list of locations around the country that are serving free meals. 

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