Caddo Parish summer food sites for kids announced

Caddo Parish Public School is doing its part to keep kids from going hungry this summer.
Published: May. 24, 2023 at 11:24 AM CDT|Updated: May. 24, 2023 at 10:28 PM CDT
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CADDO PARISH, La. (KSLA) - School is out for many students across the ArkLaTex, which means some students might not get the meals they would usually get while they are in class.

Caddo Parish Public School is doing its part to keep kids from going hungry this summer.

“Summer food service is no different, breakfast and lunch free to every student who wants those meals,” Kashundra Lynch, the Child Nutrition program’s director for Caddo Parish Public Schools, said.

Caddo Parish Public Schools is providing free breakfast and lunch this summer for children 18 and younger. It’s connected to the USDA’s summer food service program.

The Caddo Parish School Board has released the list of sites participating in the Summer Food Service Program. Meals will be given to eligible kids for free. Meals will be provided at the following sites:

The meals will be available at 34 sites across the parish starting in June. Those sites will open at different times, beginning with North Caddo High School and C.E. Byrd High School on June 1. The other 32 sites will open on Monday, June 5.

Lynch says some students have already signed up for the program.

“We have right now about 5500 students enrolled and expected to come in, which means we’ll be serving about 88,000 meals for both breakfast and lunch for this year, not including those students that will come in just from neighborhoods,” she said.