The Jackson Public Schools are offering more than just summer school this summer.
Children up to eighteen years-old are invited to take advantage of the JPS "Summer Feeding Program."
The program offers free lunch from 11:00A.M. to 12:30P.M. at thirteen schools, Monday through Friday. School officials say the need in the community is large.
"We're averaging about 4,000 meals a day and really for the first three weeks that the program has been operating we're averaging about 20,000 meals a week and that's a lot of food for a lot of our children in the community," says Mary Hill, the JPS Executive Director for Food Services.
Lunch is also available for adults for $3. The program runs through July 15th. No lunch will be served on July 4th. For additional information contact JPS at 601-960-8911. Lunch is served at the following schools.
Chastain Middle School
North Jackson Elementary
Pecan Park Elementary
Powell Middle School
Whitten Middle School
Woodville Heights Elementary
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