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Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Los Angeles schools are closed for the summer - but the cafeteria might still be open

Many Los Angeles school district campuses have continued to dish out free breakfast and lunches to students this summer even though budget cuts forced the district to cancel most classes. The Summer Food Services Program was "created to ensure that children in lower-income areas could continue to receive nutritious meals during long school vacations, when they do not have access to school breakfast or lunch," according to the district web site.

The meals are being served at schools like Toland Elementary in Eagle Rock, Rowan Elementary in East Los Angeles and Mayberry Street elementary on the border of Echo Park and Silver Lake, according to a list of sites in the Summer Food Services Program.

Anyone under age 18 can get a meal. The program will continue through mid August but may run longer at selected schools.

Photo from bookgrl via Flickr

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