Summer food programs up and running at local districts

By: Maria Allard | Warren Weekly | Published June 29, 2021

 Fitzgerald Public Schools will use its food truck to distribute meals this summer.

Fitzgerald Public Schools will use its food truck to distribute meals this summer.

File photo provided by Fitzgerald Public Schools


CENTER LINE/WARREN — This summer, local school districts are offering several food service programs. The meals are free. Here is a list of dates and sites.

Center Line Public Schools
There are two programs running this summer until Aug. 12.

In-person meals will be provided at Center Line High School, 26300 Arsenal, Mondays through Thursdays until Aug. 12. Breakfast is from 8 to 9 a.m., and lunch is from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. No meal services will be provided July 5-8. The meals are available to children 18 years of age and under or persons up to age 26 who are enrolled in an educational program for the mentally or physically disabled that is recognized by a state or local public educational agency.

Curbside pickup will also be available for families with children 18 and younger. Sign-up is not needed. Meal pickup will be available at Wolfe Middle School, 8640 McKinley, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. on the following dates: July 1, 12, 15, 19, 22, 26, 29, and Aug. 2, 5 and 9.

Fitzgerald Public Schools
The district will use its food truck to distribute summer meals. Free, warm meals will be available to all children 18 and younger Mondays through Fridays until Aug. 20. Children do not need to be present if parents want to come up to get the food for their kids. Routes are as follows:

• On Mondays and Fridays, breakfast is available 8-8:45 a.m. and lunch from 11 to 11:45 a.m. at the Schofield Elementary parking lot. Breakfast also is offered 9-9:45 a.m. and lunch from noon to 12:45 p.m. at the corner of Christopher and Goulson.

• On Tuesdays and Thursdays, breakfast is offered 8-8:45 a.m. and lunch is from 11 to 11:45 a.m. at Toepfer Park. Breakfast also is available 9-9:45 a.m., and lunch is from noon to 12:45 p.m. at Austin Dannis Park.

• On Wednesdays, breakfast is offered from 8 to 8:45 a.m. and lunch from 11 to 11:45 a.m. at the Westview Elementary School field. Breakfast is from 9 to 9:45 a.m., and lunch is from noon to 12:45 p.m. at Steinhauser Park.

Van Dyke Public Schools
The district’s program is for anyone in the community. Curbside pickup will be available until Aug. 19 at Lincoln High School, 22900 Federal Ave., and Carlson Elementary, 12355 Mruk Ave., from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. The Tuesday pickup is breakfast and lunch for two days, and the Thursday pickup is breakfast and lunch for five days.

The district also will offer six food truck stops Mondays through Thursdays with breakfast and lunch at the following locations:
• Harding — 10-10:20 a.m., at the corner of Peters and Packard.
• Kramer Center — 10:35-10:55 a.m., off of MacArthur/behind the administration building.
• Kennedy Early Childcare — 11:05-11:20 a.m. at the main entrance on Kaltz and Hesse.
• Jaycee Park — 11:30-11:50 a.m. on Marmon under the pavilion.
• Max Thompson Center — noon to 12:20 p.m., at the corner of Marmon and Hupp in the back parking lot.
• McKinley Elementary — 12:35-1:05 p.m. at 13173 Toepfer in the front of the building.

Warren Consolidated Schools
The district will have free meals — five days of breakfast and five days of lunch — for students 18 and younger at Carter Middle School, 12000 Masonic Blvd., in Warren. Families can pick up bags between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. June 30; July 7, 14, 21 and 28; and Aug. 4, 11 and 18.