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News from the Montana Office of Public Instruction

HELENA — Superintendent Arntzen proudly announces the availability of summer meals for children via the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP). The SFSP is made possible by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and offers free, nutritious meals to all children and teens 18 years or younger throughout the summer months. This helps maintain healthy living and promotes healthy food choices.

“I am appreciative of the continued partnership between government, schools, non-profit organizations, and communities that puts Montana students and families first during the summer months,” said Superintendent Elsie Arntzen. “This program focuses on our children’s well-being and strengthens community engagement in education. I look forward to another successful year of the Summer Food Service Program.”

The SFSP offers meals at eligible sites throughout the summer. These sites are located in public areas where at least 50% of children qualify for free and reduced school meals. Any child 18 years or younger may receive a meal simply by showing up at an open site.

Local sites are:

Pablo - Pablo Elementary, 603 4th Ave. E. Start date is June 10 and end date is Aug. 9. Operating days are Monday through Friday from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. 

Ronan – K.W. Harvey Elementary

St. Ignatius – St. Ignatius Middle School, 300 Blaine St. Start date is June 10 and end date is June 28. Operating Monday-Friday for breakfast from 8-9 a.m. and for lunch from 11 a.m.-noon.

Arlee – Arlee High School, 72220 Fyant Street. Start date is June 6 and end date is July 26 (not July 4). Breakfast time is 8-9 a.m. and lunch time is 11:30-1 p.m.

These are all eat-on-site locations where meals must be eaten on site only.


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