By Everett Brazil, III
The Newkirk Herald Journal
Many disadvantaged children in the Newkirk community receive food assistance from the school during the school year when classes are in session. During summer break, however, a lot of those students struggle to find a meal each day. The Newkirk Public Library (NPL) is helping those students by providing nutritions meals throughout the summer months, at no cost to the families.
Meals will be available Monday – Saturday, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. today through Aug. 9 for students aged 1 – 18. The meals will be consumed by the students in the NPL meeting room.
The food is supplied through the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma, Oklahoma Department of Education and the USDA. All meals will be nutritious and meet the health needs of the students.
“The meals are already prepared, and meet the USDA MyPlate standards,” Librarian Marcina Overman.
The library is also seeking volunteer assistance for distribution of the meals.
For more information, including to volunteer, contact the NPL at (580) 362-3934.