Free Meals Over Winter Break


Joycee Redman, Staff Reporter

Seamless Summer Option Food Service Program is going to team up with Bartholomew Consolidated School Corp. (BCSC) to serve free meals over BCSC’s winter break. The meals started on Dec. 23 and will continue through Jan. 3. Meals will not be served on weekends and holidays. 

To be eligible for the free breakfast and lunch, participants must be of 18 years or younger or a student in a state-approved program for education specifically for the mentally or physically disabled.

About 43 percent of the children in BCSC are in the “free-and reduced-price lunch programs.” When our county has two-week-long breaks, such as winter break, many children are not being provided with food regularly. 

Fear of hunger can have serious effects on a child’s mental and physical health. School lunch provides the students with the energy to be successful. When a student can not count on lunch because of a break in school, they need an alternative. 

The free meals provided over break are the alternative to hunger. The goal of the Seamless Summer Option Food Service Program and BCSC is to provide those children with security that they will not go hungry over the break. 

If you wish to attend this program here is the information you will need:


  • Where: Schmitt Elementary School, 2675 California St.
  • Days: Jan. 2 and Jan. 3.
  • Time: Breakfast is from 8-8:30 a.m. and lunch will be served from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.