Several area school districts will continue to offer free meals for students age 18 and younger during the summer.
The meals are provided through the Genesee Valley Board of Cooperative Educational Services’ Regional Food Service. No paper work or proof of enrollment at any location. Home schooled and private school students are welcome. Children do not have to be present to receive meals.
Some school districts that were offering meal distributions during the school year as part of their response to the COVID-19 pandemic have stopped that service.
Here’s a schedule of summer food distribution programs:
n Alexander Central School: July 6 through Aug. 21. Breakfast and lunch pick up from 9 to 11 a.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays in the bus loop at Alexander High School, 3314 Buffalo St.
n Batavia City Schools: Through Aug. 28. Breakfast and lunch pick up from 9 to 11 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at John Kennedy Elementary School, 166 Vine St., and Jackson Elementary School, 411 South Jackson St.
n Byron-Bergen Central: July 9 through Aug. 13. Breakfast and lunch pick up from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays in the bus loop at Byron-Bergen High School, 6917 West Bergen Rd., Bergen. Additional pick-up sites include noon to 12:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at Byron Community Park (Fireman’s Park), 6357 NY-262, Bryon, and 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at Bergen Community Center, 14 Buffalo St., Bergen.
n Dansville Central School: Through Aug. 31. Breakfast and lunch pick up from 7 to 10 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at Dansville High School, 282 Main St., or the Genesee Community College Campus Center, 31 Clara Barton St. Home deliveries will continue. Call (585) 335-4070 and press #1 to arrange meal delivery.
n Livonia Central: Breakfast and lunch pick up from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. Enter only through Bulldog Boulevard and exit only to Route 15.
n Mount Morris Central: Through Aug. 14 on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Breakfast and lunch pick up from noon to 12:30 p.m. at Tallman Trailer Park, and 12:40 to 1:10 p.m. at Bellamy Park on Lackawanna Avenue.
n Oakfield-Alabama Central: Starting July 9. Breakfast and lunch pick up from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays in the bus loop at Oakfield-Alabama High School, 7001 Lewiston Rd., Oakfield; and Triangle Park, 5 North Pearl St., Oakfield.
n Pembroke Central: July 6 through Aug. 14. Breakfast and lunch pick up from 9 to 11 a.m. at Pembroke Junior-Senior High School, 8750 Alleghany Rd., Corfu.
n Wayland-Cohocton Central School: July 6 through Aug. 28. Breakfast and lunch pick up from 9 to 10 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays in the cafeteria parking lot of Wayland-Cohocton High School, 2350 NY-63, Wayland. Participants are asked to use the bus loop and follow the “Shipping & Receiving” signage. Participants will use the area as a drive-thru location and are asked to remain in their vehicle. The delivery schedule will remain the same on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays beginning at 7:30 a.m.
n York Central: July 6 through Aug. 21. Breakfast and lunch pick up from 10 a.m. to noon on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, in the cafeteria parking area at York High School, 2578 Genesee St, Retsof.
Other regularly-scheduled summer meals programs include:
n Holley Central School: July 6 through Aug. 14. From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the back bus loop at Holley Elementary School, 3800 North Main St.
n Le Roy: Through Aug. 21 at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 1 East Main St. Lunches will be distributed from noon to 12:45 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. A second lunch will be handed out to participants on Mondays and Wednesdays to be used on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Lunches are provided as grab-and-go bags at the church’s side entrance on Church Street. Parking is available in St. Mark’s lot at East Main and Church streets.
n Letchworth: Beginning July 9. 11 a.m. to noon Mondays and Thursdays at Gainesville Fire Hall, 2 East St., Gainesville; Castile United Church of Christ, 4 Washington St., Castile; and the parking lot between the Methodist and Catholic churches in Silver Springs. Children ages 18 and younger are eligible to get free meals, as are people with physical or mental disabilities who participate in social programs for the disabled.
Parents may pick up meals for all children in the household. On Mondays, Letchworth will provide three breakfasts and three lunches. On Thursdays, it will provide two breakfasts and two lunches.
For those who can’t make it to a distribution site, home delivery will be available Mondays and Thursdays from noon to 1 p.m. Call (585) 493-3530 if you need home delivery.
n Perry: Perry Public Library, 70 North Main St., will serve free breakfast and lunches at noon on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from July 13 to Aug. 14 to school-age children in the community. On Tuesday and Thursday, each child will receive an additional breakfast and lunch meal pack. For more information, call (585) 237-2243.
n Yorkshire-Pioneer Central School District: July 7 to 31. Breakfast and lunches will be available from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mondays through Fridays at Pioneer Middle School, 12132 Old Olean Rd., Yorkshire. Meals will be provided to all children 18 years old and younger without charge. For more information, call (716) 492-9347.
Programs have ended in the Albion, Attica, Avon, Caledonia-Mumford, Elba, Geneseo, Honeoye Falls-Lima, Keshequa, Le Roy, Lyndonville, Medina, Pavilion, Perry, Warsaw and Wyoming school districts.
More information on Summer Food Service Programs
n No Kid Hungry Text Line: Text ‘FOOD’ or ‘COMIDA’ to 877-877
n National Hunger Hotline: Operates 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at 1-866-3-HUNGRY or 1-877-3-HAMBRE
n USDA Summer Food Mapper: fns.usda.gov/meals4kids
n SummermealsNY.org: A website operated by Hunger Solutions NY that links to the USDA Summer Food mapper