Monday, June 5, 2023

Free Summer Meals for Area Children Return on May 30

Complimentary breakfast and lunch meals for area children aged 18 and younger will be served on weekdays from May 30 to July 14.

The Summer Meals program offered by the Oxford School District is funded by the U.S. Department of

“We are always about getting kids fed with the nutrition they need during the summer months,” said Director of Child Nutrition Dan Westmoreland. “This is an opportunity for us to feed anyone who lives in the area. That’s what I love about this program.”

There are no residence, proof of income or application requirements to receive free meals, and participating children do not need to be students at Oxford schools.

Lafayette County children and their families are welcome to attend. Transportation is not provided.

Children under 12 years old must be accompanied by an adult. Adults may purchase meals at $2 for breakfast and $4 for lunch.

Two locations will be open to the public for dine-in or carryout options:

Oxford Intermediate School, 501 Martin Luther King Jr. Dr.

Breakfast, 7 to 8:30 a.m.; Lunch, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Oxford Middle School, 222 Bramlett Blvd.

Breakfast, 7:30 to 8:30 a.m.; Lunch, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

All meals follow the same U.S. Department of Agriculture nutrition guidelines the school districts follow during the regular school year.

For questions regarding Summer Meals, contact the Oxford School District Child Nutrition Services Department at 662-234-3541.

Staff report