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OPS summer food program returns

OPS summer food program returns
Updated: May. 25, 2021 at 7:00 PM CDT
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OWENSBORO, Ky. (WFIE) - Owensboro Public Schools are getting set to make some meals. It helps families out more than you may think.

It gives families a little break when it comes to cooking. The summer months can get a little hectic.

OPS says anybody under 18 can get a meal. Their food van travels to various locations around Owensboro.

Officials say it doesn’t matter if you are from Owensboro or not. Your child can still grab a meal.

“You know, you don’t know what’s happened that morning that they come to school or that you see. You don’t know what’s going on in their life. And if you can make a kid smile, that’s all worth it,” said Sherri Bell, a cook baker.

Parents say they really enjoy this program during the summer. OPS says they are looking forward to getting out more this year now that things are calming down with the pandemic.

They are adding additional locations next week.

You can find those times and locations here.

OPS says they’ve averaged handing out about 50,000 meals over the last three years.

The program will be in place until the fall semester begins.

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