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Colorful fruit border on message about summer meal program

Starting Tuesday, June 21, the Ephrata School District will provide access to free meals for children 18 years and younger. 

The USDA funded Summer Food Service Program runs Monday through Thursday, June 21 through August 11. The program will be closed for distribution on July 4 and 5. Breakfast will be served from 8:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. and lunch will be served from 11:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Food Service locations and schedules are as follows:

Ephrata Middle School 
384 A Street SE

Date:                 June 21 to Aug. 11 (closed July 4 & 5)
Breakfast:         8:00 to 8:30 a.m.
Lunch:              11:00 to 11:30 a.m.

Lions Park 
Parkway Blvd.

Date:                 June 21 to Aug. 11 (closed July 4 & 5)
LUNCH             11:00 to 11:30 a.m.

Ephrata High School 
333 4th Ave. NW

Date:                 June 21 to July 28 (closed July 4 & 5)
Breakfast:         8:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.
Lunch:              11:00 to 11:30 a.m.

Date:                Aug. 1 to Aug. 11
LUNCH            11:00 to 11:30 a.m.

Columbia Ridge Elementary 
60 H Street SE

Date:                   July 11 to July 28
Breakfast:           8:00 to 8:30 p.m.
Lunch:                11:00 to 11:30 a.m.

The Summer Food Service Program offers meals that are required to be consumed on-site. Meals are free to all children ages one to 18 years, regardless of family income level.


About Ephrata Schools:
Since 1909, Ephrata Schools have provided a quality public education to all students, regardless of ability, race, wealth, language, religion or country of origin. At Ephrata Schools, we exist for kids and learning. We are deeply committed to every child's journey and work hard to ensure that every student graduates ready for career and life. For more information about the Ephrata School District, please visit

About Ephrata School District’s partnership with the U.S. Department of Agriculture:
In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices and employees and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English. To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992 . Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; fax: (202) 690-7442; or email: This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Media Contact:
Sarah Morford, Communications Officer
Office: (509) 754-7235