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Our View: Summer meals program is vital offering

Summer is almost officially here and hundreds of youth are ready to start that much dreamed-about break.

Experts have long lamented the “brain drain” that happens over summer vacation but an equally important concern is the nutritional component.

Thankfully, summer break doesn’t mean school lunches will be ending.

Clark County Public Schools is once again participating in the Summer Feeding Program from June 11 to August 3. Free meals will be provided to all youth up to 18 years of age at 15 locations throughout Clark County from Monday to Friday each week.

Times and dates vary a little from place to place. Six even serve breakfast and one offers an afternoon snack.

The full schedule can be found at tinyurl.com/summerfeeding2018

We cannot say enough about how important this program is for our community and hundreds of families that rely on it all summer long to provide nutritional meals our youth need to grow, both physically and mentally.

We applaud the Clark County Schools and other partners for all that they do, in these difficult times of budget cuts and growing expenses, to continue to make this a priority.

Every dollar spent investing in the well being and future of our youth is money well spent.