A program in Madera County is ensuring children do not go hungry while they are off school for the summer.
Anyone between the ages of 1 to 18 can visit one of 13 food distribution sites in the county and receive a free sack lunch from 11 to 11:30 a.m. Monday through Friday.
The Madera Unified School District’s Child Nutrition Department operates the majority of these sites which are within city limits, with the help of the City of Madera Parks and Community Services Department. The Seamless Summer Feeding Option and the Summer Food Service program feeding children in Madera, North Fork and Chowchilla are part of the National School Lunch Program run by the United States Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Service.
Three sites in Chowchilla are operated by the Chowchilla Elementary School District while two in North Fork are managed by the North Fork Rancheria of Mono Indians...