Westfield Washington Schools kicks off first-ever free summer lunch program
By Noah Alatza
Westfield Washington Schools, in partnership with Sodexo Food Services, launched the inaugural “Summer Lunch Rocks” program June 5. It will continue through Aug. 4.
“Anyone 18 years and younger can eat for free.” Sodexo General Manager Karen Ogden, said. “We used the most critical data from the (Dept. of) Education study to determine where we would place these locations.”
Both locations meet the state of Indiana’s criteria reviewed by an internal local demographic study. However, the two communities selected also were based on U.S. Census Data, and surround the nearby Washington Woods and Monon Trail neighborhoods. Lunches are offered to Westfield students and anyone under the age of 18. Attendees must eat on-site to receive the free meal. The lunch is only offered weekdays at designated times.
“We are promoting on social media and with flyers (sent) home to parents” said Kate Snedeker, Westfield Washington Schools’ director of Strategic Partnerships and Communications.
The program is funded by the United States Dept. of Agriculture. For more visit farmtoschoolcensus.fns.usda.gov/
Find a free meal
Casey Acres Clubhouse
June 5- Aug. 4
Lunch 11 – 11:20 a.m.
Snack 11:30-11:45 a.m.
North Glen Village Clubhouse
June 5 – Aug. 4
Lunch: noon – 12:20 p.m.
Snack 12:30 – 12:45 p.m.
No service July 3 and July 4 at both sites.