POINT PLEASANT — Summer feeding for students will begin next week, following the end of the school year.
Beverly Glaze, director of Food Service for Mason County Schools said the deadline to register students for summer feeding closed last Friday, but a few extra meals will be at each site.
However, Glaze said that the school is encouraging those who missed the deadline to call the board of education office so ordering can be accurate moving forward.
The summer feeding program with Mason County Schools is available to any child age 18 or under in the county. The child does not have to be a student at Mason County Schools, Glaze said. The feeding program will be operating under the federal Summer Food Service Program.
Glaze said deliveries will be one day per week at six locations throughout the county — which are Leon Elementary, New Haven, Wahama, Point Pleasant Junior/Senior High, Ashton Elementary and the Mason County Board of Education Office. The meals with be in a box of pre-packaged meals and will include five breakfasts and five lunches.
Glaze said they currently have 1,200 children signed up.
Next week the meals will be distributed by the Mason County Ministerial Association, Glaze said. Mason County Schools employees will begin distribution on the week of June 15 and continue through Aug. 12.
© 2020 Ohio Valley Publishing, all rights reserved.
Kayla Hawthorne is a staff writer for Ohio Valley Publishing. Reach her at (304) 675-1333, ext. 1992.