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ASSIST Summer Food and Recreation Program starts in Acadia and Jeff Davis

Posted at 7:44 AM, May 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-28 08:44:52-04

The ASSIST Agency Summer Food Service/Recreation Program in Jeff Davis and Acadia Parishes starts today. The program is free of charge to participants.

Breakfast and lunch will be served and a recreation program will be held between the meals. The Food Service Program is funded through the USDA and the Louisiana Department of Education Child Nutrition Program.

Children ages 1-18 are eligible to participate in the feeding program. The ASSIST Agency says that any person over 18 who has been determined mentally or physically handicapped by a state educational agency and is enrolled in a private or nonprofit school program may also participate.

Meals will be served Monday through Friday at Crowley Middle and Jennings Elementary schools. Breakfast will be served from 7:00 to 8:00 a.m. and lunch from 11:00 a.m until 12:00 pm.

The recreational program will be held daily from 8:00 am to 11:00 am. at both school locations. Children ages 5-12 can participate at Crowley Middle and those ages 5-18 can participate at Jennings Elementary. Migrant, homeless and ELL are also welcome, according to ASSIST.

For information on bus pickup times and locations, click here.

The program will end on July 3.

For more information, visit the website or call 337-788-7550 x 138