Choctaw Nation Provides Meals to Area Children This Summer
Published June 16, 2022
DURANT, Okla. – The Choctaw Nation Child Nutrition Program is continuing to distribute meals to children across southeastern Oklahoma this summer.
“We are pleased to offer multiple opportunities for children to get a nutritious meal this summer,” says Christopher Morgan, Choctaw Nation Nutrition Program Assistant. “Through grants with the USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) we are able to supply the meals to anyone, regardless of nationality and with no discrimination.”
The meals are available now and will continue through the summer. Check with your site for specific dates as it varies by location.
“I am so thankful for the program. It keeps my kids fed,” said Donna Simmons, a single mother of four children. “It’s easy to participate. I can even help feed their friends who are over playing. It just helps everyone.”
Free meals that meet federal nutrition guidelines are provided to all children ages 18 years and under at approved Summer Food Service Program sites in areas with significant concentration of low-income children. The children will be required to stay at the site while eating their meal. “Last year, the program provided over 300,000 meals,” says Morgan.
Sites are located throughout Atoka, Bryan, Choctaw, Coal, Latimer, Le Flore, McCurtain, and Pittsburg counties.
Meals will be provided at the sites and times listed below:
About the Choctaw Nation
The Choctaw Nation is the third-largest Indian Nation in the United States with more than 200,000 tribal members and 10,000-plus associates. This ancient people has an oral tradition dating back over 13,000 years. The first tribe over the Trail of Tears, its historic reservation boundaries are in the southeast corner of Oklahoma, covering 10,923 square miles. The Choctaw Nation's vision, "Living out the Chahta Spirit of faith, family and culture," is evident as it continues to focus on providing opportunities for growth and prosperity.
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