Chartwells, WS/FCS will offer free, healthy meals this summer
JUNE 6 – The end of the school year means the start of the summer feeding program.
Chartwells School Dining Services and Winston-Salem Forsyth County Schools will offer free breakfast and lunch to all students 18 and younger from June 18 to August 10 as part of the National School Lunch and Breakfast Program. Breakfast will be served from 8:15 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. and lunch will be served from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Breakfast and lunch will be served Monday through Friday at these school locations:
North Hills Elementary
Paisley IB Magnet
John F. Kennedy High
Kimberley Park Elementary
These schools will serve lunch only:
Speas Elementary will serve both meals on summer school days only (June 25-July 31), and Forest Park Elementary will serve both meals beginning June 22.
WS/FCS has a successful nutrition program during the school year that offers healthy meals daily. Free breakfast and lunch during the summer are further steps to ensure students are getting the quality nutrition they need, even if school isn’t in session. All students will be offered breakfast and lunch at no cost without any restrictions. Older students may be asked to verify their age with identification.
A variety of foods will be available, including whole grain biscuits and bagels, healthy varieties of breakfast pizzas made with low-fat cheese and whole grains, spaghetti made with lean meat and whole grain pasta, fruits and vegetables and 100-percent fruit juice and white low-fat milk.
Any questions regarding locations or time schedules can be answered by the Child Nutrition Department from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, at (336) 771-4526.
“Healthy meals throughout the year are important for children and improve their academic performance. Anything we can do to create awareness about the role a good nutritious meal plays is important to WS/FCS and Chartwells,” said Darrell Walker, the assistant superintendent of operations for WS/FCS. “Many students are less fortunate and will not get the proper nutrition they need during the summer months. We are in a position to provide breakfast and lunch to students for free. Our goal is to partner with Chartwells and have students ready to learn when they return to school.”