Local Elementary and middle school students and their teachers can get a free breakfast this morning at McDonald’s.
The four restaurants in Hobbs and Lovington are part of a state-wide effort to provide a free, nutritional breakfast to any student who wants one. Any student from Kindergarten to eighth grade and their teachers can visit a local New Mexico-based McDonald’s from 6-9 a.m. for the meal.
“This is our second year to do this and we can’t be more excited to participate again,” said local McDonald’s franchise owner Kenny Fadke. “It was so much fun having these students come to our restaurant that we decided to include the teachers this year.”
McDonald’s of New Mexico is partnering on this program with Dairy MAX – the nonprofit dairy council that represents dairy farm families in New Mexico – and the Dairy Producers of New Mexico.
This free breakfast event highlights the importance of including wholesome milk in our diets. McDonald’s 1 percent low fat white milk is an excellent source of calcium, phosphorus, riboflavin, vitamin B12 and pantothenic acid providing a total of nine essential nutrients kids need for growth and development. Milk is also the No. 1 food source for vitamin D, calcium and potassium, nutrients most New Mexicans don’t get enough of in their diets.
Fadke said the McDonald’s at Lovington Highway and Joe Harvey gave out about 200 free meals last year. In Lovington, about 100 meals were given and the stores on Turner and Dal Paso gave 75 meals each.
“Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and we are glad the milk producers help sponsor this event and help us get those meals in those tummies,” Fadke said. “This is all about the kiddos and making sure they understand the need for a good, nutritious breakfast.”
Teachers must present a school I.D. No group redemption allowed. Free breakfast is available while supplies last. No substitutions.