For students on free and reduced lunch, libraries offer lunches during summer months

OCPS Food and Nutrition Services sends food trucks to four library locations during the summer.

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  • | 12:06 p.m. July 6, 2016
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When school lets out for the summer, the 22 million students across the U.S. who receive free and reduced meals at school must find another way to get food. 

The Orange County Public Schools Food & Nutrition Services is trying to help out those students in Orange County. 

During the week, food trucks from food services visits four Orange County library locations in order to serve lunch. Each week, these libraries serve about 2,400 lunches. 

All local youth are welcome to attend and participate in the program. 

Recently, food and nutrition services hosted a watermelon-themed event to get students excited about eating fruit and vegetables.

“We strive to provide great tasting and nutritious meals that children can look forward to,” said Lora Gilbert, senior director of Orange County Public Schools Food & Nutrition Services. “We purchase local produce whenever possible. This watermelon-themed event allowed us to creatively encourage healthy eating among Orange County’s youth.”


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