For many children, the end of school means the end of a reliable source of breakfast and lunch.
According to Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma, one in four Oklahoma children struggles with hunger each day, and summertime can mean those children missing out on breakfasts and lunches served at school.
To help out, Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma is partnering with several area organizations to provide summer nutrition sites.
Enid Public Schools is offering free breakfast and lunch during the months of June and July.
The district will provide meals free of charge Mondays through Thursdays until June 27 to all children age 18 and younger at Garfield Elementary School, 400 N. 7th, and Glenwood Elementary School, 824 N. Oakwood. Breakfast will be available 7:30-8:30 a.m. and lunch from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Enid High School, 611 W. Wabash, will serve meals Mondays through Thursdays until July 26. Breakfast will be available 7:30-8:30 a.m. and lunch 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
The EPS sites will be closed on Fridays, and Enid High School will be closed July 4.
Other sites providing free meals are:
• Denny Price Family YMCA, lunch 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. weekdays through Aug. 9. The meal primarily is for kids enrolled in the YMCA’s summer camp, but is open to any kids in need. Starting in July, the meals will not be available on Wednesdays.
• Booker T. Washington Community Center, 800 S. 5th: breakfast will be served 8-9 a.m. and a snack 11 a.m. to noon, weekdays, June 5-July 26.
• Zoe Kids Cafe, 729 E. Maine: lunch will be served 12:30-1:30 p.m. and a snack 3:30-4 p.m., Monday through Saturday, June 5-July 26.
• Lunch Bunch at Forgotten Ministries, 1714 S. 4th: lunch will be served 10:45-11:45 a.m., weekdays, July 1-Aug. 9.
• Lunch Bunch at Champion Park, 700 N. 10th: lunch will be served at noon-2 p.m., weekdays, July 1-Aug. 9.
We want to commend those organizations helping out to make sure kids aren’t going hungry.