Summer Food Service Program begins June 10


Lexington-Richland School District Five is participating in the Summer Food Service Program again this year.

The program will begin on June 10 and end on August 1. Meals will not be offered during the week of July 1, 2019. All children ages 2-18 are eligible for the service. School District Five served over 51,000 meals last summer.

“We have had good participation with our Summer Food Service Program over the years,” said Todd Bedenbaugh, School District Five’s director of student nutrition. “Some families struggle to provide balanced meals to their children in the summer months, and our program helps lighten that burden. Poverty does not take a break in the summer.”

Open sites for all children between the ages of 2 and 18 are as follows:


· Irmo High School (6671 St. Andrews Road, Columbia)
Monday-Thursday
Breakfast: 7:30 a.m.-9:00 a.m.
Lunch: 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
June 10-August 1


· Dutch Fork High School (1400 Old Tamah Road, Irmo)
Monday-Thursday
Lunch: 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
June 17-August 1


· Harbison West Elementary School (257 Crossbow Drive, Columbia)
Monday-Thursday
Breakfast: 8 a.m.-9:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
June 17-July 25


· Edventure Museum (211 Gervais Street, Columbia)
Monday-Friday
Lunch: 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Snack: 3:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m.
June 10-August 1


· Irmo Village Apartments (700 Chipwood Court, Columbia
Monday-Thursday
Lunch: 1:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m.
June 10-August 1


· River Oaks Apartments (5324 Bush River Road, Columbia)
Monday-Thursday
Lunch: 12 p.m.-12:30 p.m.
June 10-August 1

In addition to the sites listed above, other organizations are participating in the Summer Food Service program. However, these sites are closed sites that aren’t open to the general public. The sites serve students who pay to attend camp. They are as follows:

  • H.E. Corley Elementary (1500 Chadford Road, Irmo)
  • Seven Oaks Elementary (2800 Ashland Road, Columbia)
  • St. Paul AME Church (835 Kennerly Road, Irmo)
  • YMCA (1501 Kennerly Road, Irmo)

Meals will be provided to all children without charge and are the same for all children regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability, and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service. Meals will be provided, at a first come, first serve basis. Please call Todd Bedenbaugh with any questions at 803-476-8152.

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