It takes a community to ensure that no child goes hungry when school is out. Several organizations have come together to provide breakfast and lunches for eligible students in Westfield during summer break. Students that are currently enrolled in the free and reduced lunch program at Westfield Washington Schools will have the opportunity to sign up for the Summer Meals Program. For many of the students in the free and reduced lunch program, breakfast and lunch at school may be the only meals they receive all day.
The program will kick off with the Pack the Cruiser event on June 1 at the 161st Street Kroger from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Kroger shoppers can purchase food items or Kroger gift cards while in the store and drop them off outside at the police cruiser. Volunteers will pack and distribute the food donations on a weekly basis to the enrolled families. Gift cards will be used to purchase perishable items.
If you would like to support this program but are unable to attend Pack the Cruiser, you may purchase items from the approved shopping list (available under News Flash at westfieldwashingtontwp.us) or Kroger gift cards and drop them off at Westfield City Services or Westfield Washington Township before May 31.
Community partners include Sodexo Food Service, Student Impact, Westfield Washington Schools, Westfield Washington Township and Westfield Youth Assistance Program.