Rush County Schools launched their Free Summer Lunch program in 2012 serving a little over 5,000 lunches at two sites. In its second year (2013) the program expanded to four sites and served 6,037 lunches. The numbers served are: Rushville Consolidated High School 2,151; Laughlin Park 398; Rushville Elementary School East 3,040; and Booker T. Washington 448 lunches served.
“This is a wonderful program that fills a gap in the nutritional needs of our students during the summer. We look forward to bringing the Free Summer Lunch program again next year,” stated Norene Wright, Program Director.
Marianne Scott is the Legacy Fund director/information officer with Rush County Schools.