School may be out, but the cafeteria at Poughkeepsie High School is filled with busy chefs slicing, dicing, and preparing fresh food in order to ensure City of Poughkeepsie children who depend on free and reduced-priced lunches during the school year do not go hungry during the summer.
The Summer Food Services Program is federally funded and provides a no cost breakfast and lunch to children who are residents of the City of Poughkeepsie and who are 18 years old or younger. The program was created to make nutritious meals available to students who during the summer do not have access to school meals. There are no forms, residency or citizenship rules. A typical meal may include a sandwich, fresh fruit, salad, juice, and milk. The Poughkeepsie City School District is a federally approved provider for this program.
This year the Poughkeepsie Public Library District is partnering with the school to provide an additional location where free meals will be served.