Chartwells Food Services, the service provider for Los Alamos Public Schools will bring a new Summer Food Service Program(SFSP) to the community youth.
The service will provide one free lunch and snack for each student under the age of 18, with no income eligibility or need to apply. The program, provided by Los Alamos Public Schools will take place at Aspen Elementary School and is available to other youth serving programs.
“Chartwells is very excited to be able to provide free lunches this summer,” Holsapple said. “We hope this will continue every summer.”
Chartwells staff will be serving in the Aspen Elementary cafeteria noon to 1:15 p.m. and parents are welcome to sit with their children, while the children are eating lunch or take their brown bag to go. Food will be distributed to individual students and not parents, except through the distribution of other youth programs or day care centers.
The service will begin June 11 and continue Monday through Friday through Aug. 3. The lunches will be a nutritious variation according to Holsapple.
“Lunches will include milk, a meat/meat alternative, fruit, vegetable and a grain. For example: Turkey, swiss and, apple hoagie with fresh baby carrots, melon and a milk,” Holsapple said. “Snacks will be 2 two items consisting of some combination of the items of the main food groups, so for instance one snack could be Sunbutter and celery sticks or cheese and crackers.”
People are encouraged to eat on site. Aspen has lovely outdoor picnic tables and a great playground to play on before and after having lunch.