Free food for local kids this summer

Published 1:09 am Wednesday, June 1, 2016

10-year-old twins Tevin and Tyler Sigers, and Landen Marshall, 9, enjoy their lunches last summer at AES.  File photo

10-year-old twins Tevin and Tyler Sigers, and Landen Marshall, 9, enjoy their lunches last summer at AES.
File photo

Free summer feeding programs begin next week in both Andalusia and Opp.

In Andalusia, three meals a day are available, but the locations vary.

Andalusia City Schools will provide meals to children 18 and under without charge.

• Andalusia Elementary School will serve meals June 6-June 30. Breakfast will be served from 7:30 a.m. until 8 a.m., Monday through Thursday; lunch will be served from 11:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday.

• Andalusia Housing Authority will serve lunch between 11:30 a.m. and 12:3 p.m., Monday through Thursday.

The City of Andalusia is participating in the Summer Food Service Program with evening meals.

again this June and July.

Andalusia Regional Hospital and the City’s A.P.P.L.E. Program have partnered once again to provide an evening meal for children ages 18 and under.

• Woodson Community Center, 1201 C.C. Baker Ave., will serve evening meals from 4 p.m. until 4:30 p.m., Mondays through Fridays, beginning June 6 and ending July 29. (No meal will be served July 4).

Legal guardians may register children online at www or by visiting the Woodson Community Center,A.P.P.L.E. office, Mondays -Fridays, 1- 5 p.m.


Opp City Schools also is gearing up to feed students and student-athletes this summer. The program will begin June 6 and run through July 14.

Locations will be limited to two locations – Opp Elementary School and Opp High School.

Breakfast will be served from 7 a.m. until 8 a.m., and lunch will be served from 10:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m., Monday through Thursday.

Any child under the age of 18 can eat for free at OCS this summer.

Additionally, Short said that anyone over 18 is welcome to participate in the program for the cost of $1.50 for breakfast and $2.50 for lunch.

“We are proud that we can offer this opportunity again to provide nutritious meals to every child in our community,” Short said. “Please show your support for this very important program by coming out and enjoying a nutritious meal with us this summer.”

Last year was the first year that OCS held the program, which saw an average turnout of 175 children per day.