NEWPORT INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS PROVIDING MEALS THIS SUMME

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NEWPORT – The Newport Independent Schools has taken steps to provide free meals - breakfast and lunch - to any child age 18 and under this summer.

Newport schools Food Service Director Lisa Rizzo said she wants to ensure that no child goes hungry during the summer months.

"Many of our students and families rely on the nutritious meals served in our schools throughout the school year," Rizzo said. "Our summer feeding program is an effort to continue good nutrition year-round to those students that may not receive it otherwise."

No registration or application is required. Funding for the program comes from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Fresh and nutritious meals are being served Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. for breakfast and from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for lunch at the following Newport school locations:

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