Fulton School District summer meal program thriving

The Fulton School District summer meal program has been a success so far this summer.

The district has been offering free meals to students and families during the month of June. Meals were given at McIntire Elementary School, Fulton High School and the YMCA, said Dr. Ty Crain, superintendent at FSD.

During the month of June, the district gave out around 750 meals a day, he said.

Several families in the community go to the locations for breakfast and lunch, not just the students already enrolled in summer school. Students do not need to be with the Fulton School District to receive a meal.

Meals will only be served at the YMCA starting July 11.

Breakfast will be served from 8-8:3o a.m. and lunch from 11-11:30 a.m.

"It's a great program that we're always excited to offer to our community," Crain said.

The summer meal program has been going on for several years, he said. It's a program the district has been apart of and has worked with the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education on.

The meals will be served through Aug. 12.