The Phoenix-Talent School District is excited to be able to offer FREE summer meals again. We will be open to the community at the following two sites:
Phoenix Elementary School (215 N. Rose St., Phoenix): Monday-Friday, June 20-Aug. 18. Breakfast: 7:45 a.m.-8:15 a.m.; Lunch: Noon-12:30 p.m.
Talent Middle School (102 Christian Ave., Talent): Monday-Thursday, June 27-Aug. 12. Breakfast: 7:45 a.m.-8:15 a.m.; Lunch: 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
These meals are available to ALL children age 18-and-younger regardless of which school they attend or in which school district they reside. Siblings are welcome to join summer school students during meal time.
We also want to share some important changes regarding our Summer Meals Services: Parents and guardians will no longer be able to pick up meals on behalf of their children, and students/participants must be present to receive a meal and remain onsite when consuming their meal (food items may not be allowed off site). This includes all children enrolled in summer programs - children must stay on site to consume their meal.
While the impact of these changes may affect each participant and their families differently, we remain committed to serving healthy meals in a safe and friendly environment.
Why the changes? Throughout the pandemic, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), the government agency that administers our summer meals program, waived many of the program requirements, offering flexibilities to meal service operations in an effort to serve participants safely and minimize exposure to COVID-19. Several of those waivers are set to expire in the near future.
If you have questions about our summer meals program, please contact Amy Honts at: firstname.lastname@example.org, or 541-227-4739. For additional information, please visit the Oregon Department of Education’s Summer Meals Mapwebpage.