During a typical summer in Middlebury, kids eat lunch for free every day outside the Memorial Sports Center — but this is no typical summer.
Our communities aren’t letting a global pandemic get in the way of making sure kids get enough to eat while school is out.
Here’s where to pick up free meals — all over Addison County — this summer:
MIDDLEBURY: Mary Johnson Children’s Center will be offering drive-thru curbside pick-up of meals at Mary Hogan Elementary School from June 29 through August 14 (excluding July 3). The drive-thru will be set up around the circle at the entrance of Mary Hogan, and will be available from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. daily. Meals will be handed to families for children aged 2-18; recipients will remain in their cars.
*Update* Mary Johnson will also distribute daily meals at Ripton Elementary School, Bingham Memorial School in Cornwall and Salisbury Community School.
BEYOND MIDDLEBURY: The MAUSD and ANWSD Summer Meals Program runs from June 22 to August 14. Families may pick up a total of six breakfasts and six lunches per week — for each child 18 or younger.
Half of those meals may be picked up on Tuesdays and the other half on Fridays, at one of several programming sites. During the week of June 29, meal pick-up is on Tuesday and Thursday, as they will be closed Friday for the July 4 holiday. Children do not need to be present to get meals.
Sign up here (not required but helps those preparing meals know how many to make).
Here are the pick-up sites:
Mount Abe Union High School in Bristol
Robinson Elementary School in Starksboro
Lazy Brook Mobile Home Park in Starksboro
Vergennes Union High School
Platt Memorial Library, Shoreham (starts June 30)
Bridport Central School