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Summer Food Program

Summer Food Program Information

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, healthy activities and helpful resources during the long summer break. 

The 2019 Summer Food Program will continue to provide free daily meals at the school site Mondays through Thursdays, June 24 to August 8. 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. on these days in the Brookings-Harbor High School cafeteria, 625 Pioneer Road. Entry is through the parking lot off Easy Street. 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 these meals at the high school! Adult meals cost $2.75 for breakfast and $3.75 for lunch. 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 planned 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 story time 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. There will be music, activities, games, and information booths for all to enjoy.

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 dubbed the “B.O.B” or “Bites of Brookings.” The bus will make four stops daily Monday to Friday to serve lunch beginning the week of July 8 and continuing until Aug. 2. The planned stops are:

  • 11:30 a.m. to 11:45 p.m. - Harbor Rural Fire Protection District, 98069 W. Benham Way, Harbor
  • 11:50 a.m. to 12:05 p.m. - RE/MAX Coast & Country, W. Hoffeldt Lane, Harbor
  • 12:10 to 12:40 p.m. - Kemp Auto Sales (South Entrance), 16365 Old U.S. Highway 101, Harbor
  • 12:45 to 1 p.m. - Chetco Community Public Library, 405 Alder St., Brookings
 
In addition, the Brookings Harbor Community Helpers Emergency Food Bank will provide “snack packs” on Fridays for program participants to take home for the weekend.
 

To contact the program, call Brookings-Harbor High School at 541-469-2108, and select extension 8, or e-mail Food Service Director Cindy Badger at cindyba@brookings.k12.or.us

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. 

Summer Garden Activities and Story Schedule

July 3
Activity theme: Mini Keurig Garden (Recycling)
Book read by Candi from CTR (Curry Transfer & Recycling) "Plant the Tiny Seed"
 
July 10
Activity theme: Growing Bracelets
Book read by Police Officer Tracy Lejeune "Diary of a Worm or Green Bean, Green Bean" 
 
July 17
Activity theme: Garden In a Glove 
Book read by Cal-Ore Employee "How a Plant Grows"
 
July 24
Activity theme: Living Necklaces
Book read by Coast Guard - "Oh say can you seed"
 
July 31
Activity theme: Turf Buddies
Book read by Coach Bavaro and BHHS football player - "Dirt, The Scoop on Soil" 
 
August 7
Activity theme: Edible Soil 
Book read by a Farmer - "Up in the Garden, Down in the Dirt" 
 
August 14
Activity theme: Pollinator Seed Bombs
Book read by BOMA (Brookings Oregon Monarch Advocates) member - " Velma Gratch and the Way Cool Butterfly" 

It Takes A Community

Special thanks to the following individuals, businesses and organizations for making the 2019 expansion of the Summer Food Program possible:

  • Bauer Auto Body & Paint
  • Kellum's Floors & More
  • Rock'n Bobbin Upholstery
  • In-Motion Graphics & Design
  • Oregon Department of Education
  • Rogue Credit Union
  • Brookings Harbor Community Helpers Emergency Food Bank
  • Brookings-Harbor School District Youth Transition Program (YTP)
  • Chetco Community Public Library
  • Harbor Rural Fire Protection District
  • Kemp Auto Sales
  • RE/MAX Coast & Country (W. Hoffeldt Lane, Brookings)
  • Cindy Badger and Cindy Crouch, BHSD Food Service Department
  • Jess Beaman and Shane Hodge, BHSD Facilities & Maintenance Department
  • Randy and Allen Walz, BHSD Transportation Department
  • Mr. Arnold Wardwell and BHHS Welding Classes
  • Mr. Gary Suter and BHHS Robotics Classes
  • Ms. Cheryl Tuttle, BHHS Art Teacher
  • Class of 2019 BHHS Senior Leadership Class
  • 2019 AMS Eighth Grade Leadership Class
  • Nancy Raskauskas-Coons, BHSD Public Information Officer
  • Summer Food Celebration Door Prizes donated by Fat Irish Kitchen & Pub, BHHS Booster Club and Studio RaCoon.
Meals at Brookings-Harbor High School Cafeteria
 
  • Mondays-Thursdays, June 24 to Aug. 8, 2019 (No meals July 4)
  • 625 Pioneer Road (Enter through high school parking lot off Easy Street)
  • Breakfast 8:30 to 9:15 a.m.
  • Lunch 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
 
New at the School Site!
  • Garden activities and picnic story time Wednesdays!
  • Summer Food Celebration 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 3!

Bite of Brookings Bus Route

The “B.O.B” or “Bite of Brookings" bus will make four stops daily Monday to Friday to serve lunch July 8 to Aug. 8, 2019. The planned stops are:

  • 11:30 a.m. to 11:45 p.m. - Harbor Rural Fire Protection District, 98069 W. Benham Way, Harbor
  • 11:50 a.m. to 12:05 p.m. - RE/MAX Coast & Country, W. Hoffeldt Lane, Harbor
  • 12:10 to 12:40 p.m. - Kemp Auto Sales (South Entrance), 16365 Old U.S. Highway 101, Harbor
  • 12:45 to 1 p.m. - Chetco Community Public Library, 405 Alder St., Brookings

BHSD Food Service - Did You Know?

Here are 5 tasty facts about food service in our schools

1. Kalmiopsis Elementary is a Provision 2 school. This means we serve FREE breakfast and lunch daily to all Kalmiopsis students during the regular school year. Azalea Middle School and Brookings-Harbor High School provide free and reduced meals to students who qualify. 
 
2. Kalmiopsis Elementary launched a "Breakfast in the Classroom" program in Fall 2017. Every day, students have the opportunity to eat a free, simple breakfast after the bell in their classroom, providing them with the nutrition needed to succeed throughout the school day.

 

3. Our Brookings-Harbor High School Extended School Day Program partners with the Brookings Harbor Community Helpers Emergency Food Bank to provide study snacks and weekend "Snack Packs" to students. This program also provides free tutoring and a ride home three days per week when school is in session. 

4. Our school district applied for and won a new grant from the Oregon Department of Education's Child Nutrition Programs to expand our 2019 Summer Food Program to reach more youth in the community.

5. The Summer Food Program daily salad bar incorporates farm-to-table produce from the school gardens! And, did you know that Kalmiopsis Elementary is a “Monarch School USA” — one of just a handful across the country? 

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