TUSD to provide summer meals at Marty Birdman Center after program cut short

Published: Jul. 11, 2016 at 2:05 PM MST
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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - The Tucson Unified School District has agreed to provide breakfast and lunch at the Marty Birdman Center near Grant Road and Stone Avenue, after the program was cut short due to a lack of kids, according to Tucson Parks and Recreation.

[READ: Summer lunch program under fire after being cut short]

Tucson News Now went looking for answers after a local mom reached out, and said her son and other kids weren't getting the free meals they were promised while school was out for the summer.

Nutritious meals are provided to children while school is out of session for free by the Tucson Unified School District, but require at least 50 kids be served per location to keep the federally-funded program running.

Because there were not enough kids showing up at the Marty Birdman Center, the program was cut short at that location.

TUSD will now provide meals there for the remainder of the program, which ends July 15.

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