School might be out, but Laveen schools are serving FREE breakfast and lunch to all kids all summer! In addition, both our local high schools, Cesar Chavez and Betty Fairfax are part of a similar program in the Phoenix Union High School District.
Children 18 years and younger may join us throughout the summer for nutritious breakfast and lunch. All kids’ meals are free at specific Laveen Elementary School district schools. There are no income requirements and you do not need to register. Children do not need to be enrolled in a Laveen school to participate. The summer meal program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
In addition, this is the 38th summer that the Phoenix Union High School District, along with other agencies, will provide breakfast and lunch for needy children 18 years of age and younger at 13 high schools, Monday through Thursday, May 28th – June 27th.
Funded through the U.S. Department of Education food and nutrition programs, the Summer Food Program has, for over three decades, prepared and served more than 4 million meals at as many as 60 sites throughout Phoenix. Summer lunches are an extension of the National School Lunch Program.
Meals are prepared at PUHSD’s various high school campuses, listed below, serving thousands of meals per day. New foodstuffs are purchased at the beginning of the program to support the nutritional needs of children in impoverished areas.
Meals will be made available to all children 18 years of age and under without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, age or disability. There will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service.
Meals will be served at the following PUHSD-sponsored campuses:
Alhambra High School 3839 W. Camelback Road
Bioscience High School 512 E. Pierce Street
Betty Fairfax High School 8225 S. 59th Avenue, Laveen
Camelback High School 4312 N 28th Street
Central High School 4525 N. Central Avenue
Cesar Chavez High School 3921 W Baseline Road, Laveen
Franklin Police and Fire HS 1645 W. McDowell Road
Carl Hayden High School 3333 W. Roosevelt Street
Metro Tech High School 1900 W. Thomas Road
North High School 1101 E. Thomas Road
Phoenix Coding Academy 4445 N Central Avenue
Academies at South Mountain 5401 S. 7th Street
Trevor G. Browne High School 7402 W. Catalina Drive
Each of these school campuses will be hosting Summer School. Food will be prepared, as it is during the regular school year, at each location in the school cafeteria or delivered to the sponsor site. Participating community members will be directed to the designated areas of each campus.
Breakfast will be served from 7:30 A.M. until 8:30 A.M., with lunch being served from 11:45 A.M. until 12:15 P.M. Adults are welcome to accompany children and can purchase breakfast for $2 and lunch for $3.