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Kalamazoo Public Schools summer food program begins July 7

Kalamazoo Public Schools Grab-and-Go food service April 2020.jpg
Posted at 7:31 AM, Jun 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-16 07:31:31-04

KALAMAZOO, Mich. — The Summer Food Service Program for children and challenged adults in Kalamazoo will run this year between July 7 and August 13.

The Kalamazoo Public Schools estimates it has already served 750,000 Grab-and-Go meals since March when response to the coronavirus pandemic kicked in.

For the summer program, free meals are available for children 18 and under and to adults up to 26 years old who are enrolled in educational programs for the mentally or physically disabled that are recognized by a state or local educational agency.

KPS says proof of income is not required, parents or guardians can pick up meals for their kids without the children being there, children can pick up meals without having parents or guardians present, meals don’t have to be eaten on site, and no application is required.

Food distribution takes place each Tuesday and Thursday July 7 – August 13 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the sites listed here, with the two exceptions at the bottom of the list:

Arcadia Elementary, 932 Boswell Lane
Edison Environmental Science Academy, 924 Russell St.
El Sol Elementary, 604 W. Vine St.
Hillside Middle School, 1941 Alamo Ave.
Kalamazoo Central High School, 2432 N. Drake Road
King-Westwood Elementary, 1100 Nichols Road
Lincoln International Studies School, 912 N. Burdick St.
Linden Grove Middle School, 4241 Arboretum Pkwy.
Loy Norrix High School, 606 E. Kilgore Road
Maple Street Magnet School, 922 W. Maple St.
Milwood Elementary, 3400 Lovers Lane
Milwood Magnet School, 2916 Konkle St.
Northeastern Elementary, 2433 Gertrude St.
Parkwood-Upjohn Elementary, 2321 Park St.
Prairie Ridge Elementary, 2294 S. 9th St.
Spring Valley Center for Exploration, 3530 Mt. Olivet Road
Washington Writers’ Academy, 1919 Portage Road
Woods Lake Elementary, 3215 Oakland Dr.
Woodward School for Technology and Research, 606 Stuart Ave.

*Exceptions: Fox Ridge Apartments,1320 Fox Ridge Dr., and New Village, New Village Apartments, 2500 St. Albans Way, where food distribution will be 12:30-1 p.m., and Interfaith Homes, 1037 Interfaith Blvd., and Eastside Association, 1301 E. Main St., which will be 11:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.