For too many Bellevue students, the turkey burger or tomato soup they enjoy in the school cafeteria is the only real meal they eat all day. During school breaks, finding a healthy, affordable meal can be especially challenging. To help fight hunger in our own backyard, free, nutritious meals for children will be available this summer at two locations in the Bellevue School District.
The district is sponsoring the Simplified Summer Food Program for Children, which provides breakfast and lunch at no charge to children between the ages of two and 18. Meals will be served at two locations: Lake Hills Elementary and Stevenson Elementary. Please note, dates and hours of service vary by location:
14220 NE 8th Street
|June 25 - August 24
No meal service on July 4
|Monday - Friday
Breakfast: 8:30am - 9am
Lunch: 11:45am - 12:15pm (note time change)
|Lake Hills Elementary
14310 SE 12th Street
|July 9 – August 10
||Monday – Friday
Breakfast: 7 am – 8 am
Lunch: 11:00 am – 12:30 pm (note time change)
There is no need to sign up in advance. Children may simply show up while meals are being served. They don’t need to be students in the Bellevue School District. All meals must be eaten on site; no food may be taken out of the cafeteria.
The nationwide Simplified Summer Food Program was established to make sure children in low-income areas continue to receive nutritious meals during school vacations. Last year in Bellevue, the program served approximately 900 children each day. Program sponsors, like the Bellevue School District, receive funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, through the state Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction.