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Free Summer Meals for Children
Free lunch for every child 18 & younger throughout the summer!
WHERE: Punxsutawney High School Cafeteria 
WHEN: May 31st, 2022 through August 17, 2022 (CLOSED JULY 4th)
HOURS: 11:00AM to 1:00PM
*ADULT MEALS AVAILABLE FOR $4.00

Summer Lunches

Are you worried about how you are going to feed your kids this summer when school is out? Call the National Hunger Hotline at 18663HUNGRY to see if there is a USDA Summer Food Service Program near you, where your kids can eat for free. Call 18663HUNGRY. That's 18663486479. 

 

Punxsutawney Area School District's Summer Food Service offers free lunch to all children 18 and under!  (Adult meals available for $4.)  This service is offered at the High School Cafeteria from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM.

 

Schools or families can use any of the following methods to locate sites that serve free meals to children during the summer: 

  • Call 211 
  • Call 1.866.3Hungry or 1.877.8Hambre
  • Text  “MEALPA” to 877877 during the summer months 
  • Visit the website: www.fns.usda.gov/summerfoodrocks (note, this replaces the whyhunger.org website)
  • Use the site locator for smartphones - Rangeapp.org

What Is A Breakfast?

All school breakfast meals are made up of 4 components:
Meat/Meat Alternate (ex: eggs, pork, cheese, beef, poultry, etc.)
Bread (ex: cereal, toast, doughnuts, muffins, bagels, pancakes, waffles, pizza crusts, etc.)
Juice/Fruit/Vegetable (ex: apples, oranges, pears, grapes, peaches, applesauce, all 100% fruit juice, etc.)
Milk (ex: Fat Free, Fat Free chocolate, & 1%)
You must take at least 3 of these items for your meal to be considered a complete breakfast, but you may take all 4 items listed. If you receive reduced price or free meals, you must take at least 3 of the 4 items to get that meal at the reduced or free price. Taking only 1 or 2 of the meal components will result in being charged the ala carte prices for those items.

What Is A Lunch? 

All school lunch meals are made up of 5 components:
Meat/Meat Alternate (ex: beef, pork, poultry, fish, cheese, eggs, etc.)
Bread (ex: dinner rolls, bread sticks, hamburger rolls, sub rolls, pizza crusts, etc.)
Vegetable (ex: garden salad, corn, potatoes, green beans, peas, carrots, etc.)
Fruit (ex: apples, oranges, pears, grapes, pineapples, peaches, applesauce, etc.)
Milk (ex: Fat Free, Fat Free chocolate, & 1%)
You must take at least 2 of these items plus a fruit or vegetable for your meal to be considered a complete lunch, but you may take all 5 items listed. If you receive reduced price or free lunch, you must take at least 3 of the 5 items to get that meal at the reduced or free price. Taking only 1 or 2 of the meal components will result in being charged the ala carte price for those items.

Remember – you must have a serving of fruit or vegetable on your tray for your meal to be considered a complete lunch.

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In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at: https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/USDA-OASCR%20P-Complaint-Form-0508-0002-508-11-28-17Fax2Mail.pdf, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:

  1. Mail:
    U.S. Department of Agriculture
    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
    1400 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or
  2. Fax:
    (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or
  3. Email:
    [email protected]

 

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.