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Paso Robles schools providing free meals for children this summer

Posted at 4:42 PM, Jun 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-08 23:59:17-04

Even though school is out for the summer, the Paso Robles Unified School District is still preparing hot meals for hundreds of children every day.

Children under the age of 18 can pick up free meals at Paso Robles High School, Georgia Brown Elementary or the Culinary Arts Center.

The Free Summer Meals Program serves about 300 to 1,100 hot meals per day depending on demand.

“It’s just a wonderful plan, a really wonderful plan and it helps a tremendous amount of people,” Said Lesa Smith, who uses the program. “People in my area mention it all the time - how grateful and how good everything is. You know, there are a lot of people that are financially strapped right now not being able to work, either parent, and they're wondering what they're going to do for food and stuff like that."

Michael Silva, production manager for the Free Summer Meals Program said, "We haven't missed a day yet. We are here for the community and we aren't going anywhere."

Parents can pick up breakfast and lunch for their kids every Monday through Friday until July 31.

Meals have to be eaten off campus for social distancing.