CCISD’s summer lunch program opened five sites to feed families of Copperas Cove.

Numbers of hungry CCISD students doubled over summer

By Wendy Sledd


Jarrien, Blake, Christian, Josiah, Logan, andArianna took a five minute walk from their house down to the Copperas Cove  Junior High Cafeteria for a healthy lunch on Monday. The children said it will probably be the only full meal they get all day. Eating lunch at CCJH is routine for the six siblings. There is no cost for the meals to the children since it is part of the USDA and Texas Department of Agriculture’s Seamless Summer Feeding Program designed to ensure children do not go hungry while out of school on summer break. “We come here because we don’t have much food,” Arianna, 8, said. “We have some peanut butter and some cereal. But, we get more food here instead.”
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