Families in need have one less thing to worry about this summer thanks to two summer food initiatives offered by J.O. Combs Unified School District.
Funded through the USDA, the Combs Summer Food Program will provide free meals to anyone age 18 and under from June 3 through June 27 at Harmon Elementary School, located at 39315 N. Cortona Dr., San Tan Valley, AZ 85140. The Summer Food Program will be available Monday through Thursday, with breakfast offered from 7:30 am to 9:00 am, and lunch offered from 10:30 am to noon. Adults 18 years and older are able to purchase meals for $2 at breakfast and $3 at lunch.
"Hunger doesn't take a vacation," said Patty Narducci, Food and Nutrition Supervisor for J.O. Combs Unified School District. "Many families rely on the free and reduced meals served doing the school year, and no one should lose access to healthy meals just because school is out of session."
In addition to the Summer Food Program, the J.O. Combs Food Bank will also be open for limited summer hours to continue to serve families in need. Days of operation are Tuesdays, June 4, June 18, and July 2 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. Normal hours of operation, 9:00 am to 11:00 am and 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm will resume on Tuesday, July 30. The Food Bank serves families with children living in and attending school in the district, or families living in district boundaries. Proof of residency is required as well as self declaration of income. The Food Bank is housed at the J.O. Combs District office, located at 301 E. Combs Rd., San Tan Valley, AZ 85140.