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Free breakfast and lunch will be available for children of all ages this summer at four District 196 elementary schools: Cedar Park and Westview in Apple Valley and Oak Ridge and Thomas Lake in Eagan.

Children do not need to attend these schools to receive the free summer meals and there is no income eligibility requirement to participate in the Summer Food Service Program, which is funded by the USDA. The goal of the program is to help as many children as possible get the nutritious meals they need during the summer when they are not attending school.

Lunch will be served Monday through Friday, June 19-Aug. 10, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Westview and noon to 1 p.m. at Cedar Park, Oak Ridge and Thomas Lake (starting June 26). Breakfast will also be available at Cedar Park, Thomas Lake and Westview July 24-Aug. 10 when Camp Propel summer school is in session. Breakfast serving times will be 8 to 8:30 a.m. at Westview and 9 to 9:30 a.m. at Cedar Park and Thomas Lake. Adults may also eat during these times; the cost is $2.25 for breakfast and $4 for lunch (cash only).

For more information about the free summer meals program, call the District 196 Food and Nutrition Services Department at 651-683-6957.

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