For the sixth year in a row, the Stephenville Independent School District will offer free meals to children this summer through the Summer Food Service Program.

The program will be offered Monday through Friday from June 4-July 1 at Hook Elementary Cafeteria, located at 1067 W. Jones Street. Breakfast will be served from 7-8 a.m. and lunch will be from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

The Summer Food Service Program is a local volunteer program that provides breakfast and lunch to children throughout the month of June. With the downturn of the economy, local families are facing more hardships than ever before. The program helps alleviate those hardships families may face by making sure that their children will have at least two free meals a day for at least five days a week. 

The meals are not limited to students at SISD. Any child between one to 18 years of age is eligible to receive free meals from the program. If a child has a way to the school, a hot meal will be waiting for them.

The school district sets aside a specific budget for this program during the school year. The school pays for the food, labor and other necessities to run the month-long program.

For more information, contact SISD Child Nutrition Director Rebecca Eckert at 254-968-4826.