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Erin Ripley, food service director for North Adams Community Schools (NACS), has announced that the school district has been approved for a fifth consecutive year to participate in the state-sponsored Summer Foodservice Program.
Ripley said the program provides an opportunity to continue a child’s physical and social development while providing nutritious meals.
"For many of our children, summer vacation does not mean fun in the sun but rather increased risk of hunger and developmental decline," she said in a press release. "Indiana children depend on free- or reduced-price school lunches and breakfast for nine months out of the year. However, during the summer months, only a small percentage of these children received a meal through.
Further details in today's print edition.