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Summer Food Program Serves More Than 100 Thousand Meals

Families across the Westminster region had healthy breakfasts and lunches this summer because of the summer food program operated by Westminster Public Schools’ Culinary Services Department.

The program, operated in conjunction with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Colorado Department of Education, served free meals at six public locations while supporting about a dozen other summer programs including Hyland Hills and the Westminster Boys & Girls Club.

In all, more than 100 thousand meals were served and Culinary Services also provided meals for the Back-to-School BBQ and backpack giveaway.

The important effort also received some well-deserved recognition. Representatives for the USDA visited just four sites around the country to highlight the summer food program and the WPS program was selected as one of the sites.

In addition, 9NEWS profiled the program, by visiting the state of the art kitchen at Hidden Lake High School.