PUHSD to Provide Free Lunch for Students Over Summer

Posted by Community Relations Department on 5/16/2012

For the 31st  summer, the Phoenix Union High School District, along with other agencies, will provide breakfast and lunch for needy children 18 years of age and younger at 12 high schools, Monday through Friday, May 29 – June 27.  


Funded through the U.S. Department of Education food and nutrition programs, the Summer Food Program has, for over three decades, prepared and served more than 3 million meals at as many as 60 sites throughout Phoenix.  Summer lunches are an extension of the National School Lunch Program.


Meals will be made available to all children 18 years of age and under within the approved geographical area without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation or marital or family status. 


Meals will be served at the following PUHSD campuses: Alhambra High School—3839 W. Camelback Road; Betty Fairfax--8225 S. 59th Ave.; Bostrom High School--3535 N. 27th Ave.; Camelback--4612 N. 28th Street; Carl Hayden--3333 W. Roosevelt; Central High School--4525 N Central Avenue;  Cesar Chavez--3921 W Baseline Road; Maryvale--3415 N. 59th Ave.; Metro Tech--1900 W. Thomas Road; North High School--1101 E. Thomas Road; South Mountain--5401 7th Street; and Trevor Browne--7402 W. Catalina Drive.


Each of these school campuses will be hosting Summer School.  Food will be prepared, as it is during the regular school year, at each location in the school cafeteria. Participating community members will be directed to the designated areas of each campus.

 Breakfast will be served from 7:30 A.M. until 8:30 A.M., with lunch being served from 10:45 A.M. until 12:45 P.M. Adults are welcome to accompany children and can purchase breakfast for

$2 and lunch for $3.