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'Book Buggy' brings free lunches, books to students this summer

JCPS will run its Book Buggy every Tuesday and Wednesday in June, offering free lunches and books to students regardless of whether they attend JCPS.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Starting June 11, Jefferson County Public Schools will run its Book Buggy every Tuesday and Wednesday, providing students with free books and lunches this summer.

Though the initiative was started by JCPS, anyone under 18 can receive a lunch regardless of whether they attend JCPS. Students will also receive two new books, information on a weekly topic, dental and personal hygiene and school supplies.

"The Book Buggy is a great way for students to stay engaged, entertained and energized about learning when they're out of school," Maria Carrico, Title 1 specialist for JCPS, said.

JCPS said the Book Buggy program has distributed more than 20,000 books to students over the past five years.

The Book Buggy schedule is as follows:

Tuesday, June 11, 18, 25 

  • Holiday Park at 8219 Minors Lane: 11:30 a.m. – noon 
  • Ashley Pointe Commons at 1115 Penile Road: 12:10 p.m. – 12:40 p.m. 
  • Barrington Pointe at 13221 Glengarry Drive: 12:55 p.m. – 1:25 p.m.
  • Fairdale Pool at 709 Fairdale Road: 1:40 p.m. – 2:10 p.m.
  • Ramser Court Apartments at 1904 Ramser Court: 2:26 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.

Wednesday, June 12, 19, 26 

  • JSK Properties at 642 Candless Circle: 11:30 a.m. – 11:50 a.m.
  • Autumn Lake Mobile 2801 Autumn Lake Drive: 11:55 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
  • Watson Lane Elementary at 7201 Watson Lane: 12:45 p.m. – 1 p.m. 
  • Frost Middle at 13700 Sandray Blvd: 1:05 p.m. – 1:20 p.m. 
  • Logan Pointe Mobile at 6801 Stardust Drive: 1:25 p.m. – 1:55 p.m.
  • Scenic Acres Mobile at 7511 Cane Run Road: 2:15 p.m. – 2:50 p.m.

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