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Free summer meals and activities for kids

South Washington County Schools is excited to offer free food for kids and family-friendly activities at a variety of events this summer.

Kids and teens can recieve a free breakfast and lunch, regardless of need, at Park High School and Newport Elementary School weekdays through August 24. Adults can also purchase a low cost meal at each school. At Newport Elementary School, students are also invited to play on the playground before and after their meals.

Park High School
Weekdays through August 24
Breakfast: 8:00 – 9:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Newport Elementary School
Weekdays through August 24
Breakfast: 8:00 – 9:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Meals include both hot and cold entrees and will be served on a first come/first served basis. Families will not be asked to fill out any paperwork and no names will be taken.

All families in South Washington County are also invited to check-out District 833’s CESkoolie Bus, which will be out in our communities every Monday-Thursday through August 23. The bus will bring evening activities and free food for kids. 

Mondays from 5-7 p.m. in Woodbury
Shawnee Park on June 18, July 9 and 23, August 6 and 20
Royal Oaks Elementary on June 25, July 16 and 30, August 13

Tuesdays from 4-6 p.m. in Newport
Newport Lutheran Church on June 19 and 26;  July 10, 17, 24 and 31; August 7, 14 and 21 

Wednesdays from 5-7 p.m. in St. Paul Park
Pullman Elementary on June 20, July 11 and 25, August 8 and 22
St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church on June 27, July 18, August 1 and 15

Thursdays from 4-6 p.m. in Cottage Grove
Park Grove Library on June 21, July 12 and 26, August 9 and 23
Armstrong Elementary on June 28, July 19, August 2 and 16

The new summer programming and meals through the CESkoolie Bus are part of a “No Kid Hungry” pilot project. The project is a partnership with South Washington County Schools, Second Harvest Heartland, Share Our Strength and business and community leaders. The goal of the project is to eliminate child hunger and provide a model for other school districts to do the same. Learn more about the No Kid Hungry Initiative