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Austintown Food Services to again offer summer breakfast and lunch
May 9, 2018

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Austintown Food Services will again be offering its summer breakfast and lunches this year. The program provides students and young children with the opportunity to have a balanced meal during the summer months when school is out.

"This is our sixth year for the program," said Austintown Food Services Director Alexis Weber. "We qualify for the summer program because we participate in the National School Lunch Program through the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)."

She said USDA provides a grant to cover the food and personnel costs needed to run the program. With the program funded, as well as three cafeteria workers, it is made available for all young people ages one through 18. The program is being run out of the Austintown Elementary School (AES) cafeteria, 245 Idaho Road. Breakfast will be served from 7:45 to 9 a.m. and lunch from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Weber said the breakfast and lunches are a great way for all children to get good nutrition all summer long. It is also a big plus for sports teams that practice through the summer months.

"We have contacted our summer coaches and the football team to let them know about the program and other summer programs on campus like Success By Six.

"Last summer we averaged 200 breakfasts and 300 lunches each day," Weber said.

She added that parents are welcome to join their young ones. An adult breakfast is $2 and lunch is $3.

"Adults can come and pay the minimal fee, but it is cash only," Weber said.

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