No child will go hungry this summer in Davis County
By Laura Simon
After school's out, kids in Davis County can still anticipate a warm meal.
Wed, 07 May 2014 00:37:14 GMT — Davis County will have a new Summer Food Service Program to be implemented at five different locations.Right now, just under half the students in the district qualify for free and reduced lunches. The school's Secretary of Support Services Stephanie Hawkins has been working diligently to make sure kids are fed during the summers, too. The summer meal program is possible through the USDA. Hawkins has worked for the past two years petitioning the program. The state has now approved the program for the city of Bloomfield. Sites will be at Davis County Middle School and High School during the summer. Hawkins is working with the cities of Floris, Drakesville and Pulaski to establish sites in those towns as well. "Last night at Floris, they were the first people to find out how we're just spreading the word," Hawkins said. "If you have friends, kids, if you have grandparents that are coming in from out of town, you don't have to live in Davis County to come to these programs if they're visiting from out of town, they can come bring them down, and we'll feed them, 18 and under are absolutely free." The program is approved for the next five years. The first day for meals to be served will be June 2. If you are over the age of 18 and would like a meal, it will cost around $3.50. Organizers are still in need of volunteers to help with the program. If you??d like to help out, you are asked to contact Hawkins at (641)-664-2200 ext. 1133 or send her an email at Stephanie.Hawkins@dcmustangs.com.
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