summer feeding program

Laurens County School District 56 offers its own free summer meal program. While less extensive than its counterpart in District 55, Director of Child Nutrition Cindy Jacobs has been able to expand the program this year.

The District 56 program will offer free lunch in Joanna for the first time. At the program’s three locations, lunch will be served to those 18 and under.

Funded through the United States Department of Agriculture, the program is also open to adults for a modest fee of $3.45.

“Just because school is out doesn’t mean the kids aren’t still hungry,” Jacobs said, “and parents have a place to come to eat with their children.”

Clinton High School will offer a salad-bar option on Wednesdays. Breakfast will be provided for students enrolled in summer school.

This is the sixth year of District 56’s summer meal program.

Clinton High, Clinton Elementary and Joanna First Baptist Church are the locations. Lunch will be offered at the Clinton locations Monday through Thursday, from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., on June 11-28 and July 9-27. Joanna’s program will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays, June 18-28 and July 9-27. Clinton Elementary will serve the summer-school students.