ALBERT LEA, MN — Even though schools are closed for the summer, it’s not stopping one district from offering meals to those who need them.
For the second year, the Albert Lea School District is offering the “Summer Meals Program” to children in the community.
It offers free, nutritious meals to kids 18 and under.
School leaders tell us it goes a long way to helping provide for those children in need.
“For a lot of students, who otherwise don’t get nutritious food over the summer, this is their opportunity to eat a good meal each day,” Director of Food Service Mary Nelson said.
Meals are served at Halverson and Hawthorne Elementary Schools.
And Mason City and Austin schools are offering a similar program.