Summer food program in Nye County offers free meals for kids


School may be out for kids in Nevada, but the need for healthy meals never ends.

More than 3,300 students in Nye County are eligible for free and reduced lunch, making up nearly 67 percent of the student population.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Summer Food Service program is open to children and teens all summer long, no questions asked.

Sites throughout the state offer free meals daily for kids with no enrollment required.

The Summer Food Service and Seamless Summer Option programs served 879,582 meals at 366 sites across Nevada in 2016 and plan to serve at least that many meals in 2017.

Below is a list of summer meal sites in Nye County. Parents and kids can also find a meal site near them by texting “FOOD” to 877-877, visiting freesummerfood.org, or calling 1-866-348-6479.

• Comstock Park, 151 Comstock Circle Pahrump, through Aug. 2, Monday-Friday, 12:10-12:20 p.m.

• Courtyard Apartments, 2831 E. Dandelion St. Pahrump, through Aug. 2, Monday-Friday, 11:30 -11:40 a.m.

• J.G. Johnson Elementary School, 900 East Jackrabbit St., Pahrump, through July 28, Monday-Friday, breakfast 7:45 - 8:30 a.m., lunch 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

• Pahrump Valley High School, 501 E. Calvada Blvd., Pahrump, through July 13, Monday-Friday, 11:50 a.m.-noon.

• Petrack Park, 240 N. Highway 160 Pahrump, through Aug. 2, Monday-Friday, 12:55 p.m.-1:10 p.m.

• Simkins Park, 1350 E. Simkins Road, Pahrump, through Aug. 2, Monday-Friday, 12:35 p.m. -12:45 p.m.

• VIP All-Stars, 2200 E. Calvada Blvd., Pahrump, through July 31, Monday -Friday, 11:10 a.m.-11:20 a.m.

• Indian Springs Elementary School, 400 Sky Road, Indian Springs, through July 28, Monday-Friday, breakfast 7:30 a.m.- 8:30 a.m., lunch 11 a.m.-noon.

• Amargosa Elementary School, 777 E. Amargosa Farm Road, Amargosa Valley, through July 28, Monday - Friday, noon-12:15 p.m.

• Martell’s Market, 1775 W. Amargosa Farm Road, Amargosa Valley, through July 28, Monday-Friday, 10:30 a.m. -10:45 a.m.

• Ponderosa Dairy, 900 S. G Ranch Road, Amargosa Valley, through July 28, Monday-Friday, 11 a.m.-11:15 a.m.

• U.S. Post Office, 1921 E. Sage St. Amargosa Valley, through July 28, Monday - Friday, 11:30 a.m.- 11:45 a.m.

• Beatty GREAT Cottonwood Park, 4th Street, Beatty, July 18 -July 21, Monday -Friday, Noon -12:30 p.m.