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Summer Meals Program Kickoff

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Now that school is out, many kids will go without eating a healthy meal during summer. But with the Summer Meals Program, kids up to 18 years old can get a free nutritious lunch this summer at one of the nearly 10 sites that offer the meal.

Wednesday, members of the different organizations that make this happen plus SD2 Superintendent Terry Bouck gathered to host a kick off for the program to raise awareness for what's available to the kids in our community.

"It is open to all children ages 0 to 18 and we just want to make sure the community understands that. Please, There should be no stigma. It's a good place to come, a good meal, and good place for physical activity," says Bette Hunt, Food Services General Manager.

Superintendent Bouck says, "Every little bit helps and when we get together and partner with different organizations, I believe we make a big contribution to our kids and their families."

Last year, 27,036 lunches were served. This year, with another site added on, Billings Public Schools hope to feed more than 30,000 lunches in just 44 days.

To find out the locations and times for lunch, click on Connections.