Schools remind parents, children about summer lunch program

June 14, 2014

IN GOOD COMPANY: Nancy Burks Worcester and Larry the Crocodile reminded school children about the Healthy Kids summer lunch program during an assembly shortly before the end of the school year. The two will be guest performers at various feeding sites this summer.

Granbury ISD is reminding parents and children about the summer feeding program, which relies on volunteers to deliver hot lunches to a location near you.

Free lunches are available to all area children 18 years old and younger.

“To eat, just show up,” said organizer Micky Shearon, who serves as president of sponsoring organization Operation School Supplies.

Healthy Kids is a collaboration between community volunteers and the GISD child nutrition department. Local church volunteers pick up the meals at a central location and deliver them to the feeding sites.

Many volunteers also sponsor fun activities, including reading programs and contests. Local puppeteer Nancy Worcester and her faithful sidekick Larry the Crocodile have served as spokespersons for the program since it was founded in 2007. The pair also makes surprise appearances at lunch sites during the summer.

Participating locations are in Arrowhead Shores, Brazos River Acres, Canyon Creek, Comanche Harbor, Indian Harbor, Lake Granbury Harbor, Montego Bay, Oak Trail Shores, Rancho Brazos, Sandy Beach, Sky Harbor, and Whippoorwill Bay. Meals will also be served at City Beach, in the Granbury City Park, and at Ruth’s Place behind Kroger’s grocery store.

A complete list of locations and times is available on the GISD website at www.granburyisd.org/healthykids.

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