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Two kids compare lunches in front of the iconic bathhouse at Cribbs Family Youth Park last year. 

Several Polk County schools and organizations will offer summer feeding programs for students and community members in the coming months. 


Monday, July 8, marks the return of Bolivar R-1’s feeding program, which is served in partnership with the Polk County Health Center at Cribbs Youth Park. Meal dates run through July 26. Lunch is free to anyone 18 or younger. Adults can pay a dollar for a meal. Meals are served from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. 

The park is at 399 S. Clark Street, Bolivar.

Bolivar R-1 provides free breakfast and lunch to all summer school students in grades K-12 while school is in session from June 3-28.


The Roy Blunt YMCA of Bolivar is an Ozarks Food Harvest summer feeding site and offers food on weekdays. 

Breakfast is served at 8 a.m. Lunch is at noon. No child under 18 is ever denied a meal, executive director Paula Shepherd said. A child does not need to be enrolled in YMCA activities in order to participate in the meal program.


Humansville R-4 offers a summer feeding program during summer school, which runs Monday to Friday through June 26. Any student or community member under 18 can eat breakfast from 7:45 to 8:15 and lunch from 11 to noon. 


Halfway R-3 participates in a summer food service program through the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services and the U.S. Department of Agriculture to serve breakfast and lunch during summer school through June 21. Meals are open to kids in the district, not just those attending summer school. Breakfast is from 7:45 to 8:15 and lunch is served from 11:15 to 11:45.

Any more?

Send summer feeding program information to news@bolivarmonews.com.

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