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Valeria Christenson and her two daughters, 2-year-old Lauren (left) and 5-year-old Vivian (right) enjoyed lunch at St. Peter’s Read and Feed. (Jessica Bies/St. Peter Herald)

This summer marks the 10th year the St. Peter School District has held the Read and Feed Program. The Read and Feed Lunch Program is a free lunch program that is part of the Summer Food Service Program run by the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE).

It is the goal of the MDE Summer Food Service Program to help organizations operate programs combining nutritious meals and healthy activities for children during the summer months.

The St. Peter Read and Feed will be held Monday-Friday, June 13 through Aug. 10, at the St. Peter Middle School Cafeteria. Meals are served from 7:30 to 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. with structured reading activities from 11:30 a.m. to noon.

Children ages 1-18 eat free and adults may choose to purchase a breakfast meal for $2.30 and lunch for $4.05 or bring their own. Children under 7 must be accompanied by a responsible care giver. There is no registration required, everyone is welcome.

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