According to Kelly Thompson, Child Nutrition Supervisor of LSPS, "The summer of 2018 is the first time LaSalle Parish has ever offered the USDA Summer Food Service Program. This program enabled us to think outside of the box to help serve our community." The LSPS Child Nutrition Department partnered with the Scholastic Summer LitCamp. In June, over 250 students in kindergarten through fifth grade had the opportunity to brush up on their reading skills with the goal of preventing summer slide. The camp, funded by The Rapides Foundation, was the perfect partner for a summer meals program. Kids at the camp received a free breakfast and lunch each day. The peanut butter and jelly sandwich on wheat bread was the hands-down favorite entrée item on the summer menu according to Thompson.