Free meals for students to continue this summer

Kalamazoo schools will provide breakfasts and lunches daily at six sites throughout the district.

Kalamazoo Public Schools has announced its Meet Up & Eat Up food service program for this summer.

Why It Matters: Many students in KPS rely on schools to provide them with healthy meals throughout the school year. That reliability typically goes away during the summer months, leaving many children to fend for themselves.

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What’s Happening: The Meet Up & Eat Up program will run every weekday from June 21 to August 13 (except for July 5). District staff will provide students with breakfasts and lunches.

All children 18 and younger are eligible, as are people up to age 26 who take part in a program for the mentally or physically disabled.

Meals will be distributed from six locations throughout the district:

  • 11 to 11:30am at Milwood United Methodist (3919 Portage St.)
  • 11:30am to noon at the Eastside Association (1301 E. Main St.)
  • 11:30am to noon at South Side Park (Palmer Ave.)
  • Noon to 12:30pm at Interfaith Homes
  • 12:30 to 1pm at Fox Ridge Apartments
  • 12:30 to 1pm at New Village Apartments

KPS will also provide five days of meals at once. Those can be picked up between 10:30am and 12:30pm on Tuesdays at Old Central on Dutton St.

You can read more on the district’s Facebook page.

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