KCKPS Teams with Health Partners to Offer Free Summer Meals to Adults & Youth

June 12, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Melissa Fears, Director of Communications & Marketing, (913) 279-2225

Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools and Healthy Communities Wyandotte have teamed up with Humana, one of the nation’s leading health and well-being companies, and the Community Health Council of Wyandotte County to provide free meals to adults who accompany children participating in the Summer Food Service Program.

At all sites managed by Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools this summer, adults will be offered meals free of charge if they bring a participating child to a summer meal site.

“With food insecurity in Wyandotte County being 18.1 percent, it is extremely important that we are able provide healthy, nutritious meals to our children and the adults that accompany them,” said the school district’s Director of Nutritional Services Josh Mathiasmeier.

Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools provides over 8,000 meals per day during the summer months to community members. All children ages 1-18, and now adults accompanying participating children, can participate in the Summer Food Service Program.

For a list of all Summer Food Service Program sites and operating information, please visit the Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools Nutritional Services website at www.kckcafe.com

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Melissa Fears • Communications Office
2010 N. 59th Street • Kansas City, KS 66104 • 913-279-2242