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JPS summer feeding program

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JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

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.

  Baker Elementary
  Brown Elementary
  Chastain Middle School
  Clausell Elementary
  Johnson Elementary
  Key Elementary
  Lake Elementary
  McWillie Elementary
  North Jackson Elementary
  Pecan Park Elementary
  Powell Middle School
  Whitten Middle School
  Woodville Heights Elementary

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