Free Lunch for all Children

By Katie Bethard, MS, RD, LDN, Director of Nutrition and Health

The classrooms are empty, but the Red River High School Cafeteria will be filled with food in order to feed children during the summer months.  The Child Nutrition Program at Red River Parish Public Schools will be providing free lunch for children 18 years and under from June 26 until July 27 Monday through Thursday of the week. The doors will open at 11:00 am and close at 1:00 pm, however it is on a first come first serve basis.  We will adjust as needed in order to try and accommodate increasing numbers if we run out. 

The lunch is free for any children that are 18 years and under, even if they do not attend Red River Parish Public Schools.  In order to receive a meal, children from other schools must bring a student identification card  from any school they attend or a Louisiana identification card or driver’s license. 

The summer lunch program begins June 26 and runs through July 28 Monday through Thursday from 11:00 am until 1:00 pm in the Red River High School Cafeteria.

Children must eat around campus and cannot take meals to go.  If this changes we will update as soon as possible.  Each child that gets a lunch, will get a free cold summer treat!

The updated summer menu is below.