The Arkansas City Public School District is participating in the Summer Food Service Program again this year.

The program, which is sponsored by USD 470 and administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, helps to ensure children get the healthy meals they need to not only function, but grow and excel during the summer months.

With the addition of the Sally’s Spot mobile meal bus last year, many more meals were able to be served. The bus features booth-style seating, books, tablets and free Wi-Fi for children to use while they eat.

Meals will be served for free to children and teens ages 1 to 18. There is no sign-up or identification.

“We are thrilled to offer this opportunity again this year,” said USD 470 Director of Business and Operations Jeri Crumbliss. “We hope to see a good turnout this year; this is a program that every family could benefit from.”

Meals will be served at the following times and locations:

Summer School Sites

Monday through Friday, June 1-29

Roosevelt Elementary, located at 300 N. B Street

  • Breakfast: 7:30-8 a.m.
  • Lunch: 11-11:30 a.m.

Ark City Middle School, located at 400 E. Kansas Ave.

  • Breakfast: 7:30-8 a.m.
  • Lunch: 11-11:30 a.m.

Ark City High School, located at 1200 W. Radio Lane

  • Breakfast: 7-8:30 a.m.
  • Lunch: 11-11:30 a.m.

Sally’s Spot Meal Bus Stops

Monday through Friday, June 1-29

IXL Elementary, located at 6758 322nd Rd.

  • Lunch: 10:30-10:50 a.m.

Calvary Chapel, located at 1001 S. 3rd Street

  • Lunch: 11-11:20 a.m.

City Ball Park, located at 1600 S. Summit Street

  • Lunch: 11:30-11:50 a.m.

Lincoln Early Childhood Center, located at 600 S. B Street

  • Lunch: 12-12:20 p.m.

Wilson Park, located at 701 N. Summit Street

  • Lunch: 1-1:20 p.m.

Northwest Community Center, located at 615 W. Birch Ave.

  • Lunch: 1:30-1:50 p.m.

Meadow Walk Apartments, located at 925 W. Skyline Road

  • Lunch: 2-2:20 p.m.

Ark City Rec Center Sites

Monday through Thursday, June 1 through Aug. 3

Agri-Business Building, located at 712 W. Washington

  • Lunch: 11:30-12:30 p.m.
  • Snack: 3-3:15 p.m.

Ark City Recreation Center, located at 225 E. 5th Ave.

  • KIDZ CAFE, Monday – Friday
  • Lunch: 11:30-12:30 p.m.

Paris Park Pool, located at 600 W. 5th Ave.

  • Monday – Sunday
  • Snack: 3-3:15 p.m.

For more information, call the USD 470 District Office at (620) 441-2000 or visit the district website at www.usd470.com.