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District 518

WORTHINGTON --Worthington District 518 is again participating in the Summer Food Program.

The program is open to all youths ages 1-18 who attend Worthington District 518 schools or other schools in the district. Free meals will be provided at the following times and locations:

Breakfast, 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. at both the West Learning Center and Prairie Elementary; lunch, from 11:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. at Prairie Elementary, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. at the West Learning Center, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. at Watland Park (Douglas Avenue and Evelyn Street) and from noon to 1 p.m. at the new Worthington Area YMCA.

A bus route has been set up for students who may not be close to the locations. Route 1 will start at 11 a.m. on Lucy Drive and run along Tower Drive, McMillian Street, Oxford Street, Dover Street, Clary Street, Miller Street and end at Prairie Elementary at 11:20 a.m.; Route 2 will start at 11 a.m. on Nobles Street, run across to East Ave, 11th Street, McMillian Street, down to 10th Street and then to Prairie Elementary. Buses will stop at regular bus stops. Students will be served lunch and then load the buses to travel home.

Also sponsoring the program are the Worthington Area YMCA, Nobles County Integration Collaborative, Worthington ALC, Community Education, City of Worthington, and Kempema Bus Service.

The Summer Food Program is similar to the regular school year food program and uses U.S. Department of Agriculture guidelines. For more information, contact Michele Cranston, 727-1254; Anne Foley, 372-1204; or Rhonda Brandt, 372-1605.