Summer Food Service Programs

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Whether it’s a nutritious breakfast or a warm lunch, children between the ages of 1 and 18 once again can receive free meals at multiple sites throughout Valencia County school districts. 
The 2013 Summer Food Service Program, in conjunction with the New Mexico Children, Youth and Families Department, is set to kick off throughout more than a dozen sites.

Belen
The 2013 Summer Food Service Program for children in the Belen Consolidated Schools will begin receiving meals Monday, June 3, until Friday, Aug. 2, at local parks and until Friday, Aug. 9, at school locations within the district. No meal service will be offered Thursday, July 4, and Friday, July 5, in observance of the Fourth of July holiday.
Free meals will be served Monday through Friday and must be eaten at the site. Meals will consist of a protein, grain, fruit, vegetables and milk.
The district will offer breakfast from 8 to 9 a.m., and lunch from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Belen High School, Belen Middle School, Calvary Church, Dennis Chavez Elementary School, Gil Sanchez Elementary School, Henry T. Jaramillo Community School, La Merced Elementary School, Rio Grande Elementary School. La Promesa Elementary School will serve breakfast and lunch at these times from Monday, July 8, to Friday, Aug. 9.
Lunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Anna Becker Park and the Tomé-Adelino Fire Station. Belen Crossings Apartments and Jose Gallegos Park will serve lunch from 11 to 11:45 a.m., while the Belen Academy of Martial Arts and Willie Chavez Park will serve lunch from noon to 1 p.m.
Adults can pay $2 for breakfast and $3 for lunch.
For more information, call the BCS’ Office of Student Nutrition Services at 966-1714 or 966-1708.

Los Lunas
Los Lunas Schools also will feed children from ages 1 through 18 for free this summer through its Summer Food Program stretching until Friday, July 26. Eight schools, six parks, two community centers, one senior center, one pool and one arena are working together to make this happen. Free meals will be offered Monday through Friday and must be eaten on site.
Adults also can accompany their children and eat breakfast for $2.25 and lunch for $3.50.
Breakfast will be served from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. at Los Lunas Middle School, Valencia High School and Desert View Elementary School, and from 8 to 8:30 a.m. at Raymond Gabaldon Elementary School, Ann Parish Elementary, Valencia Elementary School and Tomé Elementary School.
Lunch will be provided from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Los Lunas Middle School, Valencia High School, Peralta Elementary and Raymond Gabaldon Elementary, from 11 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. at Ann Parish Elementary, Desert View Elementary and Tomé Elementary and from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Valencia Elementary.
Note that Valencia High School will serve breakfast and lunch from Monday, May 28, until Wednesday, July 3, Peralta Elementary will serve both meals from Monday, June 3, until Friday, July 26, Ann Parish from Thursday, June 13, until Friday, July 26, Desert View Elementary from Thursday, June 13, until Tuesday, July 23, Valencia Elementary from Monday, June 3, until Sunday, July 28, and Tomé Elementary from Thursday, June 13, until Friday, July 19.
Children can also receive lunch from 11 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. at Main Street Park, from 11 a.m. until 12:45 p.m. from Daniel Fernandez Park, Heritage Park and River Park, from 11 a.m. until 12:15 p.m. from San Antonio Park and from 11 a.m. until noon at Huning Ranch Park.
Lunches in the community will be served from 11 a.m. until noon at El Cerro Mission Community Center and Bosque Farms Arena, from 11 a.m. until 12:15 p.m. at Tomé-Dominguez Community Center, from 11 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. at Meadow Lake Senior Center and from 11 a.m. until 12:45 p.m. at the Los Lunas High School swimming pool.
For more information, call LLS’ Student Nutrition at 866-2490.

Isleta
The Pueblo of Isleta’s Public Library will be the site of the Summer Lunch Program, open to all children under the age of 18, regardless of ethnicity.
Lunch will be served from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Monday, June 3, through Friday, Aug. 2. For more information, call the library at 869-9808.