Free summer meals for kids this summer

By Megan Kehoe / The Bulletin

Starting today, free lunches will be offered in Crook, Deschutes and Jefferson counties for students 18 years and younger through the annual summer meals program. Any student who shows up to a meal site during the allotted time will be served a free meal. Students do not need to provide any proof they qualify for free and reduced lunches.

Most sites will be open Monday through Friday, and most will not operate July 4.

Deschutes County

Bend

The summer meals program will take place Monday through Friday, today through Aug. 22 (closed July 4) at the following locations and times:

Al Moody Park

2225 N.E. Daggett Lane

Lunch: 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

Bear Creek Elementary School

51 S.E. 13th St.

Lunch: 11 a.m.-noon

Boys & Girls Club - Ariel (Breakfast only)

1700 S.E. Tempest Drive

Breakfast: 9 a.m.-9:30 a.m.

Boys & Girls Club/ Bend-La Pine Schools Education Center (front lawn)

520 N.W. Wall St.

Lunch: 11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. and 3 p.m. snack

Elk Meadow Elementary School

60880 Brookswood Blvd.

Lunch: 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

This site opens on July 28

Harmon Park

1100 N.W. Harmon Road

Lunch: Noon-1:00 p.m.

Larkspur Park

1700 S.E. Reed Market Road

Lunch: 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Orchard Park

2001 N.E. 6th St.

Lunch: 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Pilot Butte Neighborhood Park

1310 N.E. U.S. Highway 20

Lunch: 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

Sun Meadow Park

61150 Dayspring Drive

Lunch: 11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m.

La Pine

The summer meals program will take place in La Pine, Monday through Friday, from June 23 to Aug. 22 (closed July 4) at the following locations and times:

Finley Butte Park

Finley Butte Road and Walling Lane

Lunch: 11:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

La Pine Community Center

16405 First St.

Breakfast: 9 a.m.-9:30 a.m.

(The Community Center will be closed from June 30 to July 11.)

Redmond

The summer meals program will run today through Aug. 22, Monday through Friday, at the following locations unless otherwise noted.

Sam Johnson Park

333 S.W. 15th St.

Breakfast: 8:30 a.m.-8:45 a.m.

Lunch: 11:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

Terrebonne Community School

1199 B St.

Breakfast: 8:30 a.m.-8:45 a.m.

Lunch: 11:30 a.m.-11:50 a.m.

Centennial Park

725 S.W. Evergreen Ave.

Lunch: 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

Highland Baptist Church

3100 S.W. Highland Ave.

Dates: June 23-June 27 (During Vacation Bible School Week)

Lunch: noon-12:20 p.m.

Redmond Boys & Girls Club

1379 S.W. 15th St.

Lunch times: 11:45 a.m.-12:05 p.m.

Note: John Tuck Elementary, Sage Elementary, Redmond High, and Ridgeview High schools in Redmond will also serve free meals during their summer school programs.

Crook County

All meals are offered Monday through Friday unless otherwise noted.

Cecil Sly School cafeteria

1400 S.E. Second St., Prineville

Dates: June 16–Aug. 22

Breakfast: 8:30 a.m.-9 a.m.

Lunch: noon-12:30 p.m.

Pioneer High School

297 N.E. Holly St., Prineville

Dates: June 23–July 24, Monday-Thursday

Breakfast: 7:30 a.m.-8 a.m.

Lunch: 11 a.m.-11:30 p.m.

Crook Co. Parks & Recreation Pool

399 N.E. Garner, Prineville

Dates: June 16-Aug. 22

Lunch: 12:30 p.m.-1 p.m.

Lutheran Community Services Center

450 W. Fourth St., Prineville

Dates: June 16–Aug. 22

Lunch: 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Jefferson County

Meals served Monday through Friday unless noted otherwise.

Westside School

410 S.W. Fourth St., Madras

Dates: June 23-Aug. 22

Lunch: noon-12:45 p.m.

Afternoon meal: 3 p.m.-3:15 p.m.

Metolius Elementary

420 Butte Ave., Metolius

Dates: June 23-Aug. 22

Lunch: 11:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

Warm Springs Community Center

2200 Hollywood Blvd., Warm Springs

Dates: June 23-Aug. 22

Lunch: 11 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

Warm Springs Elementary

1114 Wasco St., Warm Springs

Dates: June 23-Aug. 22

Lunch: 11:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Jefferson County Middle School

1180 S.E. Kemper, Madras

Dates: July 8–Aug. 21, Monday–Thursday

Breakfast: 8 a.m.-8:30 a.m.

Lunch: 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

Madras Primary

215 S.E. 10th St., Madras

Dates: Aug. 18-Aug. 29

Breakfast: 9 a.m.-9:30 a.m.

Lunch: noon-12:45 p.m.

— Reporter: 541-383-0354, mkehoe@bendbulletin.com