Five hundred meals a day are being served, on average, by the Summer Food Program at Clinton’s Southwest Elementary School cafeteria. This includes both adults and children. Cooking staff members, from left, head cook Kim Grunert, Bonnie Gray, Sandra Jackson and Nina Bacon are shown serving, from foreground to background, Jayden Bartlett, age 6 and a first grader; mother Kristina Bartlett; and Frank Vasquez.

Relocated Summer Food Program at Southwest sees ‘awesome’ success

   The move of the Summer Food Program to Southwest Elementary School has been a win-win-win situation for everyone involved, it seems.

   Head cook Kim Grunert said late Thursday morning, as her cooks started preparing for the noon rush, they have been averaging 200 for breakfast and 300 for lunch on weekdays, including both children and adults (adults pay $2 for breakfast and $3 for lunch while meals are free for children under age 18).

   The turnout for each mealtime is up by about 50 per day, Grunert said. Much of this is because of the summer school classes being conducted in the afternoons at Southwest for elementary-aged children and at Clinton High School for CHS and Clinton Middle School students.

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