San Benito High Serves More Than 1,500 Free Meals Through Its New Supper Program

A new free, after-school meal program at San Benito High School is nourishing minds and bodies throughout the Hollister community.

The supper program began on Aug. 19. As of Sept. 5, SBHS had served 1,575 free meals. The program was created by Food Services Director Jim Lewis and Chief Budget Officer Roseanne Lascano.

“The biggest benefit,” said Lewis, “is that I don’t know how many of these kids are food-challenged and don’t have a meal waiting for them after they eat their school lunch. This also benefits athletes who exert a lot of energy and can get a sack supper to eat before or after a game or practice.”

“As part of our continuing effort to meet the nutritional needs of our students, we want them to maximize their learning potential,” added Superintendent Dr. Shawn Tennenbaum.

The service is not limited to SBHS students. Any person up to age 18 who participates in an organized activity on the SBHS campus can grab a nutritious meal free of charge, no registration required. The program runs every single weekday from 3:00 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.

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