The Recreation Authority of Roseville and Eastpointe is a summer food program site and will serve breakfast 7:30-9 a.m. Mondays through Fridays and lunch from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. through Aug. 17. Food will not be served July 4.

The Recreation Authority of Roseville and Eastpointe is a summer food program site and will serve breakfast 7:30-9 a.m. Mondays through Fridays and lunch from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. through Aug. 17. Food will not be served July 4.

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Roseville Community Schools announces Summer Food Service Program

By: Bria Brown | Roseville - Eastpointe Eastsider | Published June 26, 2018

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ROSEVILLE — Roseville Community Schools announced its sponsorship of the Summer Food Service Program on its Facebook page June 12. 

It will provide free meals to people 18 and younger or people with special needs up to 26 years old who are enrolled in an educational program for the mentally or physically disabled that is recognized by a state or a local public educational agency. 

The district announced that the meals will be provided at Roseville High School, 17855 Common Road; Steenland Elementary School, 16335 Chestnut St.; Huron Park Elementary, 18530 Marquette St.; and the Recreation Authority of Roseville and Eastpointe, 18185 Sycamore St.

RHS will serve meals Mondays through Thursdays July 9-Aug. 9. Breakfast will be served from 8 to 9 a.m., with lunch following from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 

Steenland Elementary will serve meals Mondays through Thursdays July 9-Aug 9. Breakfast will be served from 8 to 9 a.m., and lunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

From July 16 to Aug. 9, Huron Park Elementary will serve breakfast from 8 to 9:30 a.m. and lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays. 

The authority will serve breakfast from 7:30 to 9 a.m. and lunch from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Mondays through Fridays June 18 to Aug. 17. Food will not be served July 4. 

Coordinator of Food Service Andrea Dysard said the summer meals program is an “open enrollment program.”  

“This is our fifth year doing this program. It’s an extension of the schools’ meals programs to make sure children have access to healthy meals throughout the summer. It’s an open enrollment program, so if you’re not involved in the district but you’re in a summer program, you can get meals,” said Dysard.

Dysard said the food that’s prepared for the program is what the district usually serves throughout the school year. 

“We pretty much serve the same foods we do during the school year with chicken and burgers. Breakfast is a cold breakfast in the mornings. We just want to keep it interesting; not have sandwiches throughout the summer,” she said. 

The program feeds about 700 children a week at the different sites. The program hires the district’s cooks, who prepare the food at the sites, except for the authority, where food is brought to the site from Roseville High School. 

For more information on the summer food program, call (586) 445-5685.

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