Bellevue children between 2 and 18 years old can get breakfast and lunch at no charge during the weekdays, as two Bellevue schools host the Simplified Summer Food Program for Children, according to the .
Some families rely on the federal Free and Reduced Lunch program to help keep children from low-income families fed during the school year. According to the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction, about 22 percent of students in Bellevue received Free and Reduced Lunch, as of May 2011.
The summer meals program, funded by federal funds and money from the state Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction, helps continue that assistance through the summer.
Any child between ages 2 and 18 years may come for breakfast or lunch. There is no need to sign up or qualify for the program. Children do not have to be from Bellevue to get a meal. All meals must be eaten on site.
According to the district, last year in Bellevue, the program served approximately 900 children each day. Program sponsors, like the Bellevue School District, receive funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, through the state Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, the district reported.Location Dates Hours
14220 NE 8th Street June 25 - August 24
No meal service on July 4 Monday - Friday
Breakfast: 8:30am - 9am
Lunch: 11:45am - 12:30pm
14310 SE 12th Street July 9 – August 10 Monday – Friday
Breakfast: 7 am – 8 am
Lunch: 11 am – 1 pm
On the web
Bellevue School District: Summer Meals Program