Assistance available for low-income kids' meals

Organizations providing meals to children while they're out of school this summer can apply for help from the state Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction.

The OSPI's Child Nutrition Services office reimburses eligible nonprofit meal programs.

The meal sites must be in areas where at least 50 percent of the children are qualified for free or reduced-price school meals. All children -- regardless of family income -- can receive a free meal.

Participation open to public and private-nonprofit schools, residential summer camps and programs run by local, county, municipal, tribal, state or federal governments. Colleges and universities that participate in the Upward Bound Program may also participate.

For more information, call 360-725-6222.