Pine Belt school children still have opportunities for meals during summer break

Pine Belt school children still have opportunities for meals during summer break
Summer Feeding program sign
Summer Feeding program sign

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - Local area entities are taking initiative to make sure school kids are still able to receive healthy and nutritious meals throughout the summer months.

The Hattiesburg Public School District and the Petal School district will be feeding kids 0-18 years of age free of charge throughout the summer months.

"We're just glad to have this opportunity," said Stephanie Hoze, of the HPSD. "Children's needs still need to be met during the summer months, and we're just so proud our students have the opportunity through our school district to continue to assist families."

The HPSD will serve breakfast at 7:45 a.m. – 9 a.m. and lunch from 11:00 a.m. - 1 p.m. June 1-July 17, Mon-Fri. The locations are Grace Elementary School, N.R. Burger Middle School, and Hattiesburg High School.

The Petal School District will serve three meals per day beginning June 1- July 31. Breakfast will be served from 7:30 a.m.-8:30 a.m., lunch from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., and dinner at 4:30 p.m.-6 p.m. Breakfast and lunch will be served at Petal Middle School and Petal High School, and dinner will be served at Petal Upper Elementary School.

The Laurel Housing Authority will serve lunch to the kids in the area Monday –Friday from 11 a.m.-1 p.m, June 1-July 31. Lunch will be served at five different locations including the James A. Townley Center, St. Paul Church, L.T Ellis Center, 50 Brown Cr. and 20 Winsor Ct (both addresses are Laurel Housing Authority properties.)