Schools out! While many students celebrate, many others will try to figure out where their next meal will come from. Earlier today, N.C. Summer Nutrition Programs mascot, “Ray F. Sun,” and State Superintendent Mark Johnson visited the General Assembly today to share information about summer meals for students. The Department of Public Instruction’s School Nutrition Services section works with local schools and organizations to offer summer nutrition programs, providing children and teens with nutritious meals when school is out.
The student-designed mascot Ray F. Sun is making appearances across the state to help promote the state’s Summer Nutrition Programs. Ray’s middle initial “F” stands for food, fitness and fun – all things offered by Summer Nutrition Programs to ensure students return to school healthy, fit and ready to learn.
Many Triad school districts have summer feeding programs to make sure kids can get breakfast and lunch for free. But this year, the Winston-Salem Forsyth County School district has an added feature, a food truck!
The mobile meals will visit various neighborhoods in the district over the course of the summer. Just like the school feeding locations, the mobile truck will serve breakfast from 8:15am - 8:45am and lunch from 11:30am - 12:30pm. For more information on WSFCS locations and times, click here.
Guilford County Schools also has a summer feeding program. In fact, this year, they've added four new sites to their program. They'll provide breakfast and lunch Monday through Thursday from June 19-August 9. For locations and details, click here.
For summer feeding information from other Triad School districts, click on the district below.
To find #NCSummerMeals near you, visit www.fns.usda.gov/summerfoodrocks or call 1-866-348-6479 (English) or 1-877-842-6273 (Spanish). You can also text FOODNC (for English) or COMIDA (for Spanish) to 877-877. It is easy to participate and no sign up is required.