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Lawton children can get free breakfasts, lunches through LPS Summer Food Service Program

Just as learning does not end when school lets out, neither does a child's need for hildren get the nutrition they need to learn, play, and grow, throughout the summer months when they are out of school.  

Any child up to age 18 can receive free meals through the program, sponsored by the Lawton Public Schools and operated by Sodexo. This summer, breakfast and lunch will be served at several Lawton schools. 

"Most parents don't realize that this program is completely free,” said Tony Shepard, general manager for the LPS Child Nutrition Program.  “It gives kids an opportunity to socialize with their friends in a safe, secure environment while receiving a nutritious meal.” 

Shepard emphasized that there is no registration process and no eligibility guidelines for participation in the program. 

Meals will be served on weekdays at 19 sites this summer, nine of them at Lawton schools.  Serving dates and times vary by site, although none will serve meals July 4 because of the Independence Day holiday.  Not all sites will serve breakfast. Locations and serving times are:

Boys & Girls Club, 1305 F Ave. Sack breakfast and lunch served from 8:30-9 a.m. and 12:15-12:45 p.m. June 2-July 25. 

Brockland Elementary, 6205 NW Ferris Ave. Lunch served from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. June 2-July 25.

Central Middle School, 1201 NW Fort Sill Blvd. Sack breakfast and lunch served from 8-8:30 a.m. and 10:30-11 a.m. June 2-July 3. 

Cleveland Elementary, 1202 SW 27th St. Lunch served from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. June 2-July 25. 

Girl Scouts of America, 1105 NW 50th St.  Sack lunch served from 11 a.m.-noon June 9-13. 

Great Plains Technology Center, 4500 SW Lee. Sack breakfast and lunch served from 8-8:30 a.m. and 11-11:30 a.m. June 2-27. 

Pat Henry Elementary, 1401 NW Bessie Ave. Breakfast served from 8-9 a.m. June 2-27; lunch from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. June 2-July 25. 

Kids Zone, 38th and Meadowbrook. Sack lunch served from 11:30 a.m.-noon. June 2-July 25. 

Lawton High School, 601 NW Fort Sill Blvd. Breakfast served from 8:30-9:30 a.m.; lunch from 10 a.m.-11 a.m. June 2-July 25. 

Lincoln Elementary, 601 SW Park Ave. Sack lunch served from 11 a.m.-noon on Tuesdays and Thursdays only from June 3-July 10. 

MacArthur High School, 4400 E. Gore Blvd.  Breakfast served from 7:45-8:15 a.m.; lunch from10:30-11 a.m. June 2-July 3. 

Owens Center, 1405 SW 11th St.. Sack lunch served noon-1 p.m. June 2-July 25.

Patterson Center, 4 NE Arlington. Sack lunch served from noon-1 p.m. June 23-27.

Ridgecrest Elementary, 1614 NW 47th St. Lunch served from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. June 2-July 25.

Saint John’s Preschool, 1112 Tennessee. Sack breakfast and lunch served from 8:30-9 a.m. and 11-11:30 a.m. June 2-July 25.

B.C. Swinney Elementary, 1431 NW 23rd St. Lunch from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. June 2-July 25. Sack breakfast and lunch will also be served July 28-Aug.1 from 8:30-9 a.m. and noon-12:30 p.m.

Elmer Thomas Park, 501 Ferris Ave. Sack lunch served from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. June 2-6.

Wilson Elementary, 102 NW 17th St. Lunch served from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. June 2-July 25.

Wind of Change, 4469 SE Lee. Sack lunch served from 11:30 a.m.-noon. June 2-July 25.

YMCA Camp off 69th St. Sack lunch served from 11-11:30 a.m. June 2-July 25.

The Food and Nutrition Service, an agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, administers the Summer Food Service Program at the federal level. The Oklahoma State Department of Education administers the program at the state level.  LPS contracts with Sodexo to operate the program locally.

The USDA reimburses the school system through the Oklahoma Department of Education for meals and other documented operating costs.  Acceptance and participation requirements for the program are the same, regardless of race, color, national origin, gender, age or disability, and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service.

The USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer. Complaints of discrimination should be addressed to: USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Ave. SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or by calling 800/795-3272 or 202/720-6382 (TTY).

About LPS

Lawton Public Schools is a multi-cultural district serving approximately 15,416 students. Our students are educated throughout 23 neighborhood elementary schools, four middle schools, one alternative school, and three high schools located in a 65.5 square mile in the SW corner of Oklahoma.

We employ approximately 2,300 administrators, teachers, and support personnel who serve a student population which is comprised of 1% Asian, 6% Native American, 40% Caucasian, 27% African American, 16% Hispanic and 7% that are two or more races.

Additionally, 17% of our population have disabilities or special needs.

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