Jessica Cejnar Andrews / Thursday, June 16, 2022 @ 12:45 p.m.
Del Norte Unified, Brookings-Harbor School District Kick Off Summer Meal Programs
School districts on both sides of the state line will ensure children receive nutritious breakfasts and lunches through the summer.
Del Norte Unified School District begins its Seamless Summer Food program on Monday, while Brookings Harbor School District starts its meal program on June 27. DNUSD’s program will last through Aug. 12. BHSD’s summer food program will continue through July 28. Both will provide healthy free meals to children 18 and younger regardless of whether or not they attend local schools.
There will be no meal service for both DNUSD and BHSD on July 4.
In Del Norte County, participants in the meal program will receive breakfast and lunch with meal times at 10 a.m.-11 a.m. Monday through Friday at the following Crescent City locations: Bess Maxwell School; Family Resource Center of the Redwoods; Hidden Creek Apartments; Summer Creek Apartments; Totem Villa Apartments; Lighthouse Community Church; and Open Door Health Center.
DNUSD will also serve meals at the Del Norte Child Care Council on K Street in Crescent City Monday through Friday except Wednesdays. On Wednesdays, meals will be served at the nearby Downtown Farmers & Artisans Market.
The meals will be grab and go, according to DNUSD Nutrition Services Director Julie Clark. She said had COVID-related waivers from the state to not do congregate meals this year. Since Del Norte's COVID statistics have begun to increase, Clark said she opted to use them.
"It's going to be breakfast and lunch in a single bag," she told the Wild Rivers Outpost. "I know kiddos are tired of PB&J and ham & cheese, but we can't really do hot items."
In the Klamath area, DNUSD will serve meals at the Boys and Girls Club on Klamath Boulevard and at Steelhead Lodge in Klamath Glen.
"The town site and Klamath Glen are two separate places," Clark said. "Being out in the Glen, a kid isn't going to be able to get to the town site to get food realistically."
In the Smith River area, DNUSD will serve meals at Faith Christian Center on Brookings Avenue and at the Tolowa Dee-ni’ Nation.
DNUSD will also serve meals at Gasquet Market.
The Faith Christian Center and Gasquet Market locations are new this year, Carter told the Outpost.
Last year DNUSD served a total of 60,470 meals. For more information about the Seamless Summer Food Program, call (707) 464-0214 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
In the Brookings-Harbor area, breakfast will be served from 8:30 a.m.-9:15 a.m. and lunch will be served from 11:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday at the back parking lot near the Brookings-Harbor High School cafeteria on Easy Street. Look for the big banner and signs.
Meals will also be available via BHSD’s Bites of Brookings, or the “BOB” Bus, on Wednesdays. The BOB Bus will be at the Brookings library from 10:45 a.m.-11:05 a.m.; at the Chetco Community Grange from 11:10-11:30 a.m.; at the Harbor Fire Department from 11:35 a.m.-11:45 a.m.; and at Kemp Auto from noon-12:20 p.m.
For more information about BHSD’s meals program, call (541) 469-2108 option 8 or click here.