2019 Summer Food Options for Kids

All children are invited to eat free lunches this summer at meal sites supported by the national Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) administered by the Kansas Dept. of Education.

No registration is required for SFSP meal sites, and lunches are eaten on site. Anyone ages 1 – 18 are welcome to come eat lunch for free.

The Wildcat Cafe is a new summer meal site for kids sponsored by USD 490 and OPAA! Food Services at Blackmore Elementary School, 530 N. Orchard. Free lunches are served weekdays (Monday – Friday), noon – 1:00 pm, June 3 – August 2.

Details are available online – http://www.ElDoradoSchools.org  – or by contacting the office at any of its schools.

Kidz Summer LunchBox meal sites are sponsored by Kids Need To Eat (KN2E) weekdays, July 8 – August 9. At four meal sites in El Dorado, kids eat lunch on the GLOW (“Green LunchRoom on Wheels”) Bus, and may take home additional foods afterwards.

See www.KN2E.org for details about the four GLOW Bus stops:

  • 11:00 – 11:45 am, Silverwood Apts
  • noon – 12:45 pm, Performing Arts Center parking lot (500 W. Central Ave.)
  • 1:00 – 1:45 pm, Quail Ridge Apts
  • 2:00 – 2:45 pm, Forest Park / City Swimming Pool

These institutions are equal opportunity providers.


In addition, USD 490’s popular summer academy has a new name – Camp Pride – and new location at Blackmore Elementary School, 530 N. Orchard. For USD 490 students currently enrolled in grades K-11, campers are assigned to a group cabin to explore fun activities.

Camp Pride is Monday – Thursday during June, 8:00 am – noon. Free transportation is available, and campers enjoy a free breakfast and lunch each day.


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