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The Summer Food Service Program Kick-off Event

Gardening wizard Jacob Butler shares planting tips to a group of youngsters.

On a hot June day, Salt River Schools, in partnership with the University of Arizona’s Cooperative Extension, hosted a free kid-friendly event called the “Summer Food Kickoff.”

The two-hour elementary school event featured fun activities and water games, including a water slide, to celebrate the start of the Summer Food Service Program.

Two children throw apples to score points for a prize at one of the many game stations.
Children participated in a round dance to a powwow song at the beginning, followed by games at multiple stations. Stations included a melon-lifting test, apple-throwing and more. Raffle prizes were also given out.

The summer program provides free breakfast and lunch for children ages 18 and younger while they are out of school. For more information on the Summer Food Service Program, call (480) 462-2500.

Youth have fun on the inflatable water slide.