Charles City Community Schools will make free lunches available to kids for a portion of the summer.
Meals will be provided to all children in the community through the age of 18 without charge from May 31st to June 30th. Meals will be provided, on a first come, first serve basis, at Washington Elementary School from 11 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday.
The school district encourages parents to accompany younger children. An adult meal may be purchased for $3.95. No food is to be shared or carried out of the building.
The free summer lunches, along with lunches during the school year, have been provided to school districts free since mid-March of 2020, when the COVID-19 pandemic took off. The federal government will end the free lunches, which includes the Summer Food Program, on June 30th, which coincides with the end of the 2021-22 school year.
Student in-school meals will return to being paid for by his or her family for the 2022-23 school year.