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  • Writer's pictureDennis McCaslin

Choctaw Nation nutrition program for children in Leflore County announces summer locations

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 in LeFlore County:

Bennington Community Church 25347 Latham Rd Shady Point, OK 74956 Sunday & Wednesday 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Choctaw Nation Health Care Center 1 Choctaw Way Talihina, OK 74571 Monday - Friday 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Faith Community Church of the Nazarene 411 Clayton Ave Poteau, OK 74953 Sunday & Wednesday 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Friendship Baptist Church 13127 OK-120 Cameron, OK 74932 Sunday & Wednesday 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Green Country Cowboy Church 23980 Kerr Mansion Rd Poteau, OK 74953 Sunday & Wednesday 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.

- 7:00 p.m.

Heavener Public Library 203 E Ave C Heavener, OK 74937 Thursday 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Heavener Runestone Park 18365 Runestone Rd Heavener, OK 74937 Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m

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