Free school breakfasts, lunches to be offered at Sioux Falls schools this summer
The schedule for meals begins Monday, June 5, and ends Thursday, July 27. No eligibility paperwork is required.
SIOUX FALLS — Free school breakfasts and lunches will be offered on certain days at several city schools starting Monday, June 5.
The meals, served weekdays through June and July, will be available for all city children through age 18. No income eligibility paperwork is required.
Lunches will be offered five days a week from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at two schools: Garfield Elementary, 705 S. Roberts Dr., and Terry Redlin Elementary, 1721 S. Austin.
Lunch will also be available on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at six other locations at the same time. Those sites include Laura B Anderson, 1600 N. Wayland Ave.; Cleveland, 1000 S. Edward Dr.; Eugene Field, 501 S. Highland Ave.; Hawthorne, 601 N. Spring Ave.; Lowell, 710 W. 18th St.; and Anne Sullivan, 3701 E. Third St.
The lunch schedule runs from June 5 to June 29, July 5-7 and July 10-27 with the break for the July 4 weekend.
Breakfasts will be served three days a week from 8 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. at all of those sites on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.
That schedule will run June 6-29 and July 11-27.
The schedule was emailed to all Sioux Falls school district families and is also posted on the district’s website at sf.k12.sd.us .
District officials said in a news release that the meals can help families with working parents.
For example, they said a teenager may be hired to care for younger children but funds may be tight and the free meals can help. Or an older sibling may be caring for the younger members of the family and meal preparation may be hard to do and the meal offerings could help.
The district used meal counts from previous years to determine the schedule for the breakfasts and lunches.