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Michigan Department of Education food service program helps fuel a healthy summer for area kids and teens

Media Contacts: Barbara Fornasiero, EAFocus Communications, 248.260.8466, barbara@eafocus.com; Julie Kelly, Avondale School District, 248.537.6002, julie.kelly@avondale.k12.mi.us

Auburn Hills, Mich.—May 14, 2015—- Avondale School District, an achievement-oriented learning community focused on student leadership and success in academics, the arts and athletics, announces the district is participating in Meet Up and Eat Up, the Michigan Department of Education’s summer food service program. Through this program, free meals are available to children 18 years of age and under, or for persons up to age 26 who are enrolled in an educational program for the mentally or physically disabled that is recognized by a State or local public educational agency.

“We are pleased to support the Meet Up and Eat Up summer food program at Avondale again this summer,” Dr. James Schwarz, superintendent of Avondale School District said. “The Avondale community is committed to making sure our students have access to nutritional food year round and this program does an excellent job of meeting our students’ needs during summer break.”

Meals will be available at Avondale School District at the following sites:

Auburn Elementary (2900 Waukegan St., Auburn Hills 48326)
• Monday – Friday: June 15 -Aug. 28
• Breakfast service: 8:30 – 9 a.m.
• Lunch service: 11:30 a.m. – noon

R. Grant Graham Elementary (2450 Old Salem Rd., Auburn Hills 48326)
• Monday – Thursday: July 6 – July 29
• Breakfast service: 8:30 – 9 a.m.
• Lunch service: 11:30 a.m. – noon

Meadows School (1435 West Auburn Rd., Rochester Hills 48309)
•Tuesday – Thursday: June 23-July 2; Monday – Thursday: July 6-July 30
• Breakfast service: 8:30 – 9 a.m.
• Lunch service: 11:30 a.m. – noon

For more information on the Meet Up and Eat Up program through Avondale, please contact Aimee Haapala, Director of Dining Services, Chartwells, Avondale School District (248) 537-6290, aimee.haapala@avondale.k12.mi.us.

About the Avondale School District
Avondale School District is a collaborative community of teachers, staff and families working together to assure student success. The district, encompassing portions of Auburn Hills, Bloomfield Township, Troy and Rochester Hills, celebrates the richness of a diverse student population and strives to be a model school community that prepares students to be lifelong learners and contributing citizens to the world that awaits them upon graduation. Learn more about Avondale Schools, an AdvancED accredited district, at www.avondale.k12.mi.us.