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Waterloo Schools' summer meal program to start

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To continue helping these families, the Summer Food Service Program with Waterloo Community Schools begins Monday, June 10. To continue helping these families, the Summer Food Service Program with Waterloo Community Schools begins Monday, June 10.
WATERLOO (KWWL) -

Students may get a break from reading, writing and arithmetic, but the need for nutrition rarely takes a break.

Approximately 65 percent of Waterloo Schools' students are on free or reduce-priced meals throughout the school year. And that number doesn't change when summer begins.

To continue helping these families, the Summer Food Service Program with Waterloo Community Schools begins Monday, June 10.

Kids that normally receive cheaper meals can eat breakfast and lunch for free Monday through Friday.

"Sometimes food is not always the cheapest thing to buy, and unfortunately some of the cheapest food you can purchase is not the healthy food the kids need," said Crystal Buzza with Waterloo Community Schools.

Each meal is required to meet local and state health standards. A typical breakfast includes milk and cereal, fruit and a bread-based snack.

Close to 35,000 meals are expected to be served this summer. The program will continue through Friday, August 2.

To see the 13 serving sites in Waterloo, go to Waterloo Community Schools' web site at http://www.waterloo.k12.ia.us/.

 

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