Natrona County School District Summer Food Program Returns

Summer break begins for many students with the start of the Memorial Day weekend.

Many kids in Natrona County are eager to get out of school and the district wants to ensure their students are eating healthy.

Students will be out of school for three months, for some the best meals they get are at school.

Again this year Natrona County School District has partnered with the U.S. Department of Agriculture to provide free meals to children this summer.

The summer food program has been a partnership between local agencies for the past ten years, district staff say it's a program that is very important to make sure kids are eating even when school is not in session.

NCSD Food Service Director Mike Pyska told News 13, "We partnership with the Boys and Girls Club, the Rec. Center and the YMCA helps us to feed the kids, we feed about 800 kids a day during the summer and we start, depending on the site, the day school lets out and to right up to when school starts again."

The summer meals will be served Monday through Friday beginning the week of June 7th.

The times and locations are listed below:
• Casper Recreation Center at 11: 15 am June 7th-June 31st.
• Boys and Girls Club of Central Wyoming at 11:30 am June 7th-August 25th.
• Paradise Valley Elementary School at 11:30 am June 8th-August 25th.
• Verda James Elementary School at 11:30 am June 12th-August 25th.
• YMCA at 11:00 am June 12th-Septemeber 1st.
• Salt Creek Recreation Center in Midwest at 11:30 am June 14th-August 25th.