2019 Summer Food Program Information
BROOKINGS, Ore. — The Brookings-Harbor School District 2019 Summer Food Program will run June 24 to August 8. The program provides healthy meals to children, age 18 and younger, at no cost. This vital program aims to reach as many families as possible with nutritious food during the long summer break.
The core of the Summer Food Program continues to be the free daily meals at the school site. Breakfast will be served from 8:30 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. and lunch will be served from 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, June 24 to August 8, at the Brookings-Harbor High School cafeteria, 625 Pioneer Road. Entry is through the parking lot off Easy Street (look for the big banner and signs). The food program will close for the Independence Day holiday on Thursday, July 4.
In addition to providing free healthy meals to children ages 18 and younger at no cost; parents and family members are welcome to join in! Adult meals cost $2.75 for breakfast and $3.75 for lunch daily at the cafeteria. Fresh food from the school district gardens is included in the salad bar when available.
Every Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. a fun educational activity is offered in the garden next to the cafeteria hosted through Brookings-Harbor High School’s Youth Transition Program in partnership with Ag In the Classroom. These activities will be followed by a picnic storytime where families can bring their lunches outside to enjoy!
New this year, BHSD will host a Summer Foods Celebration from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, July 3. The event will include an “All-American Burger Bar,” southern dill potato salad, salad bar, and sliced watermelon. Special activities and games will be hosted by the school district. Community businesses, groups, and organizations are invited to participate in this fun celebration event by bringing informational or activity booths to share. To sign-up to participate please contact Food Service Director Cindy Badger at 541-661-0876 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Finally, our district is working to launch a new service to the community this summer to deliver food directly to neighborhoods via a retrofitted school bus that our students have named the “B.O.B” or “Bite of Brookings” and designed with a paint job to resemble a watermelon. Students also helped with the demolition and renovation of the interior of the bus into a dining car.
The bus will make four to five stops daily to serve lunch beginning the week of July 8. Locations and times for these special bus stops will be announced soon. (Tentatively they include the Brookings Municipal Swimming Pool, 1130 Ransom Ave, Brookings; Chetco Community Public Library, 405 Alder St, Brookings; Kemp Auto Sales, 16365 Old US Hwy 101; and a site on West Hoffeldt Lane, Harbor).
To view the daily menu for our school locations and bus stops, visit www.brookings.k12.or.us/menus/. To contact the program, call Brookings-Harbor High School at 541-469-2108, and select extension 8.
To learn more about free summer food sites across the state, go online to www.summerfoodoregon.org. You can also text “FOOD” or “COMIDA” to 877-877 or dial 2-1-1. 2-1-1 can help find a food pantry near you as well.