VINCENNES, Ind. (WTHI) – A summer food program aimed at cutting down on student hunger has proved to be a success, according to the Vincennes Community School District. The program served approximately 8,000 meals, according to Food Services Director Mike Szady.
The program included a new feature this year, which allowed parents or guardians to eat with their children for a small fee. The program was open to any student in the Vincennes Community School District, however, school officials noted at the beginning of the summer that any person under the age of 18 would not be turned away.
“We were tremendously pleased with the participation, and we’re certainly looking forward to the program next year,” said Szady.
School officials say they may pursue a mobile system in the future that would allow the corporation to deliver food services to children who may not be in walking distance to food service site.