The Summer Feeding Program is underway and offers breakfast and lunch to students age 18 and under through June 28 in both Ballinger and Winters.

There are Summer Feeding Programs slated this summer which will offer free breakfast and lunch to students ages 18 and under through June 28.

Winters ISD kicked off the program this year with a special guest during the first week - Smiley of Best Maid Picklee. There were a reecord number of meals served on Tuesday, 150 for lunch and 100 for breakfast according to Winters ISD officials. Winters ISD participates in the Texas Department of Agriculture's Community Eligibility Plan which reimburses the district for every child under 18 who enjoys breakfast or lunch from Monday through Thursday through the end of June.

Winters ISD's Summer Feeding Program is offered through June 28 at the Winters ISD cafeteria. Breakfast is served from 7:45 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. and lunch is served from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday.The cost for non-students is $2 for breakfast and $4 for lunch.

Special guests will be stopping by throughout the program dates - like the Paw Patrol will be on hand on Tuesday June 19 during lunch at the Winters cafeteria.

Ballinger ISD is also offering a free Summer Feeding Program through June 28 to eligible students.

Breakfast served 7:45-8:15 a.m. and lunch served from 11:45-12:15 p.m. at the elementary cafeteria at 800 Broad Ave. All kids (through age 18) are welcome and the meals are free of charge. Adults can eat as well for a charge of $2 for breakfast and $3.70 for lunch.

The Summer Food Service Program serves healthy meals to children 18 and younger. Meal sites include schools, parks, city recreational centers and libraries in communities across the state. Participants enjoy meals and there are no registration or identification requirements. Kids simply show up to receive a healthy meal at no cost.

The Texas Department of Agriculture administers this U.S. Department of Agriculture program to connect Texas children in need with good nutrition during the summer.