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Free summer meals for children, teens offered in Windham County

The Windham Southeast Supervisory Union (WSESU), in cooperation with Fresh Picks Café, is providing free summer meals to children and teens in Brattleboro, Guilford, and Putney.

Summer meals will start on Monday, June 26, and end on Friday, Aug. 11 (no meals on Tuesday, July 4). Meals are limited to one meal type per child per day. Parents/guardians can pick up on behalf of children.

Sign-ups are not required, but are encouraged. Here are the Open Summer Meals sites and the times meals are available:

• Brattleboro Area Middle School (grab & go lunch for that day and breakfast for the following day picked up at the kitchen door, to the left of the entrance to BAMS), 10 to 10:30 a.m.

• Putney Public Library (grab & go lunch for that day and breakfast for the following day from tent outside library), 11 to 11:45 a.m.

• Brooks Memorial Library in Brattleboro (lunch consumed on-site only, go to Children's Room upstairs, ends Aug. 4), noon to 1 p.m.

There will also be a Van Run with grab & go lunches for that day and breakfast for the following day available for pick up at the following times and locations:

• Van Run Stop 1: Ledgewood Heights, 7 Ledgewood Heights Road, Brattleboro, 10:30 to 10:35 a.m.

• Van Run Stop 2: Guilford Volunteer Fire Department, 108 Guilford Center Road, 10:40 to 10:45 a.m.

• Van Run Stop 3: Quality Inn & Conference Center, 1380 Putney Road, Brattleboro, 10:54 to 10:59 a.m.

• Van Run Stop 4: Black Mountain Trailer Park, Cresent Drive, Brattleboro, 11:09 to 11:14 a.m.

• Van Run Stop 5: Green Mountain Apartments, Landmark Hill Drive, Brattleboro. 11:25 to 11:30 a.m.

• Van Run Stop 6: Green Street School, 164 Green St., Brattleboro, 11:36 to 11:41 a.m.

• Van Run Stop 7: Mountain Home Trailer Park, Village Drive, West Brattleboro, 11:58 a.m. to 12:03 p.m.

Van Run Stop 8: Westgate Apartments, 50 Westgate Drive, 12:06 to 12:11 p.m.

Other daily summer meal sites in Windham County include Memorial Hall, 14 West Main St., Wilmington, noon to 12:20 p.m., and Whitingham Library, 2948 Route 100, Jacksonville, 11:40 a.m. to noon.

Meal kit distribution

• Windham Northeast Supervisory Union's School Nutrition program, as well as the Windham Central School District, will offer free seven-day meal kits this summer.

Free meal kits available to any household with children 18 and under, regardless of income. Kits include a combination of bulk and ready-to-eat items equivalent to seven days worth of breakfast and lunch for one child. Households can receive one bag per child, and bags may be picked up without children present. Bags are filled with high-quality products such as artisan cheeses and local produce, dairy products, and fruit.

Windham Central will begin its meal kit distribution on Friday, June 23. Pick up kits at Leland & Gray Middle and High School, 2042 Route 30, Townshend, or Jamaica Community Church, 7 Depot St., Jamaica, between 3 to 6 p.m. Other distribution dates are July 6, 13, 20, and 27, and Aug. 3, 10, and 17. Email [email protected] with any questions.

In Windham Northeast, weekly distribution starts on Wednesday, June 28, from 1 to 3:30 p.m., at Bellows Falls Union High School, 406 High School Road, Westminster. To sign up, go to

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