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JCPS is Providing Free Meals During Summer Break

JCPS is Providing Free Meals During Summer Break

By Tracy L. Hirsch

Here’s where you can get free breakfast, lunch, and dinner for your children.

Last week, Jefferson County Public Schools started providing free meals to children and teens in Jefferson County. There are numerous sites where these meals are offered, and they’re offered during the entire summer break (through July 29th).

The summer food service program offers free meals to any child 18 years of age or younger, and the meals can be picked up at multiple Jefferson County school locations, as well as community centers.

JCPS also has mobile cafeterias that travel to multiple different sites every day, including parks, pools, and neighborhoods.

Read below for the details about free meals over summer break!

Here’s how you can find a pick-up site near you:

1.) Download the JCPS mobile app (for apple or android), and check the school menu section.

2.) Go to, enter your zip code, and then view the menus at each location within your zip code. 

Below is a list of all pick-up sites and mobile routes:

If you have any additional information about the summer food program, please feel free to share it in the comment section of our Facebook post.

And if you know other families who have kids at JCPS, please share our Facebook post to spread the word!

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Here’s How to Get Free Admission to Tons of Fun Activities in Louisville this Summer

Here's How to Get Free Admission to Tons of Fun Activities in Louisville this Summer

By Tracy L. Hirsch

Enjoy some family-friendly fun while learning about culture and art without spending a dime!

Are you looking for fun and educational activities for your children this summer?

There’s a fantastic program called the “2021 Cultural Pass,” and it provides free access to artistic and cultural activities in the Greater Louisville area.

There are activities for toddlers, young children, teenagers, and college students. These activities are being offered from June 1st through August 8th, 2021.

The ‘Cultural Pass’ was created in 2014 by Vision Louisville, and is a creative way to enhance summer learning, while promoting various cultural and artistic expressions.

Over the past 7 years, over 240,000 passes have been issued to members of our local community!

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The Cultural Pass is a great way to create family time and discover new things together, and you don’t have to spend money to enjoy it! The pass is free of charge, and there are more than 50 participating venues.

To see a full list of where you can use your Cultural Pass, click here

Some activities are done in-person at specific venues, and other activities are offered online.

> Here are detailed descriptions of the in-person activities: Click here.

> Here are detailed descriptions of the virtual (online) activities: Click here.

You can register for the Cultural Pass online at any of the following local library websites.

After you register online, your family’s paper pass will need to be picked up in person, so you can choose the library that is closest to you.

The links for registration at each library are listed below.

Louisville Free Public Library: Register Online  

Bullitt County Library: Register Online

Jeffersonville Township Public Library: Register Online

Charlestown-Clark County Public Library: Register Online

Floyd County Library: Register Online

Harrison County Public Library: Register Online

Have you and your family enjoyed the Cultural Pass during previous summer breaks?

If so, please feel free to share your experiences and any tips you may have in the comment section of our Facebook post. We would love to hear from you!