ALLEGHANY, Va. (WFXR) — With the help of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Alleghany Highlands Public Schools (AHPS) will be offering free meals to anyone under 18 years old in June.

Families can pick up meals at three designated locations on a first-come, first-serve basis.

“We encourage every interested family in our community to access summer meals and we wish to remind everyone that no paperwork is required to access food,” said Kim Halterman and Melinda Snead-Johnson, leaders of AHPS.  

Pick-up locations include Jeter-Watson Elementary School or the Clifton Fire Department on June 5, June 8, June 15, June 22, June 26, and June 29 from 11 a.m. to noon. Upon arrival, students will receive multiple breakfast and lunch meals to eat throughout the week until the next pick-up day.

Mountain View Elementary School will be offering meals every Monday through Thursday from June 5-30. Families can pick up breakfast from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. and lunch from 11 a.m. to noon. On Thursdays, students will be able to take home meals for the weekend.

Please note that AHPS will be closed on June 19 in observance of the Juneteenth holiday. 

“Summer break is an exciting time for kids, but we also know that summer is a critical time for their health and well-being. That is why we are excited to once again partner with the U.S. Department of Agriculture and its Summer Meals Program. This partnership enables us to give children access to nutritious foods and beverages,” said Debra Buckner, director of child nutrition for AHPS.