Summer meal program available for kids

GREENFIELD — Breakfast and lunch are available for free for children throughout this summer at several Greenfield sites.

Starting June 3 and running through July 24, anyone 18 years and younger can eat meals free of charge.

Sites are: Greenfield-Central High School (Door 14) weekdays from 7:30-8:30 a.m. for breakfast and 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. for lunch; Greenfield-Central Junior High School (Door 11), weekdays from 7:30-8:30 a.m. for breakfast and 11 a.m. to noon for lunch; and the splash pad at Riley Park for lunch only, from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. weekdays. No meals are served on July 4.

The Kids Kamp at Greenfield Parks Department is also receiving meals, but it is a closed site for participants of the Kids Kamp only.

The Summer Food Service Program is a federally-funded program to connect children with nutritious food when school is out. Greenfield-Central’s kitchens organize the program locally, but there are sites nationwide that are reimbursed by the USDA.

Children do not have to be enrolled in G-C schools to enjoy a meal; even those younger than school age can eat. All meals must be consumed on-site.

For program locations outside of Hancock County, call 211 or text “Summer Meals” to 914-342-7744 (“Verano” for Spanish).

Households in need of assistance any time of the year can call the USDA National Hunger Hotline at 866-3-HUNGRY to speak with a representative who will find resources, such as summer meal sites, food banks and other nearby social services.

MV seeks host families

FORTVILLE – Mt. Vernon High School is seeking host families for foreign exchange students for the 2024-25 school year.

Students will be arriving from Denmark, Brazil, Germany, Switzerland, Japan, Finland and the Netherlands.

Those interested in learning more can email [email protected].

Burnell named to UE dean’s list

GREENFIELD – Grace Burnell of Greenfield was named to the dean’s list at University of Evansville for the spring semester.

The honor is for those who have carried a full academic load of 12 hours or more with a grade point average of 3.5 or higher.

The University of Evansville is a private university in southwestern Indiana.

Locals named to SNHU honor lists

HANCOCK COUNTY – Several students with Hancock County ties were named to honor lists at Southern New Hampshire University.

Charles Nichols-Redman of Fortville; Evan Lawry of Greenfield; Brandon Pope of Greenfield; Kayla Wall of Greenfield; and Wyndell Birch of New Palestine were named to the president’s list for the winter semester. The honor is for those earning 12 credits or more with a grade point average of 3.7 or higher.

Amanda Whitney of Fortville and Cornesha Thompson of Greenfield were named to the dean’s list at SNHU. The list honors students earning 12 credits or more with a GPA of 3.5 to 3.699.

SNHU is a private, non-profit institution located in Manchester, N.H.

EH student shares healthcare project

CHARLOTTESVILLE – Eastern Hancock High School student Lillian Keith was among several students to present a project at a competitive event in downtown Indianapolis.

Keith is part of the New Castle Career Center HOSA chapter. HOSA stands for Health Occupations Students of America, an organization geared toward students who aspire to careers in healthcare. Thirteen students presented projects April 10-12 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel and Indiana Convention Center, competing in events centered on health science, health professions, leadership and teamwork. Keith’s research poster was on Hepatitis B& C, health education and was a chapter voting delegate at the event.

The club earned awards in service, club recognition, and blood drives. For more on the center, visit