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IPS Offers Free Meals During Summer Break

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School may be ending for the summer, but Indianapolis Public Schools will continue to provide meal service to students during the break. IPS’ friendly foodservice staff will offer free breakfast and lunch at selected sites around the district June 12 through July 21. This year’s offerings include 34 locations, an increase of five locations over last summer and 15 over two years ago.  Plus, for the first time, the district is expanding its service to include a pilot project at an apartment complex to serve nutritious meals to as many students as possible when school is out.

“We have found that the lack of transportation to the school locations can be a barrier for some students to receive the much needed meals during the summer,” said Director of Foodservice Dena Bond. “We know that food insecurity is a big issue in our community, so we want to continue to explore ways to bring food to children in their home environments, when it might not be possible for them to come to us.”

Other community locations include the Haughville and Irvington library branches. 

For the complete list of locations and times of service, go to www.myips.org.


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