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Summer Feeding Program open to all area children this summer in Silver Creek

Submitted Photo Local families are welcome to pick up free breakfasts and lunch for all children in the household on Mondays, Wednesday and Fridays at the Silver Creek High bus loop from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

SILVER CREEK — The village of Silver Creek and town of Hanover, in coordination with Chautauqua Opportunities Inc. and Silver Creek Central School District, are providing free meals to any school-age residents three times per week for the remainder of the summer.

School district employees Amanda Austin and Deanna Robbins are distributing breakfast and lunches via the Summer Feeding Program at the high school bus loop, 1 Dickinson St., on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. through August.

“We have about 600 families in the Silver Creek district and we want them to know their Black Knight family and the whole community is here to support them,” said Austin, noting they handed out more than 100 meals per day during the first week of distribution (July 20-24, 2020). “We are excited to offer these wholesome meals to all children in the area. Deanna and I have been really enjoying seeing our families pull up, grab this delicious and nutritious food and touch base with them in a safe manner.”

The Summer Feeding Program is open to all families, regardless of income or address. Parents/guardians should wear masks and practice social distancing on school grounds.

“It’s a great way to stay connected and hopefully ease our families’ burden during the pandemic,” says Robbins. “We would love to see more families start taking advantage of this opportunity.”

Each child in the household will receive the following: two breakfasts and two lunches on Mondays and Wednesdays; one breakfast and one lunch on Fridays. Typical offerings include fresh and packaged fruit, whole grain breakfast pastries, sandwiches, wraps, cheese sticks, fresh produce and milk.

Prior to the pandemic, the Summer Feeding Program was available to local families via the summer recreation program at various sites in the area, but the health crisis has prevented that option.

Summer Feeding Program dates are listed on the district website calendar at www.silvercreekschools.org and also on Facebook. Any changes will be posted on the website and social media. For more information, call 934-2603.

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