Summer food program available for Rhinelander children again this year
Stressing the importance of offering nutritious meals to children during the summer months, the School District of Rhinelander will once again sponsor the Summer Food Service Program. The program will run during the district’s summer school session, June 15 – July 10.
“This program fills a void created when school lunches are not available,” said Patricia Karaba. “Helping parents meet the nutritional needs of their children is the strength of this program.”
The following locations will be serving the free meals this summer:
Pelican Elementary School: breakfast from 8 to 8:15 a.m. and lunch from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Crescent Elementary School: breakfast from 7:45 to 8 a.m. and lunch from 10:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
James Williams Middle School: lunch from 11:40 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
Rhinelander High School: breakfast from 9:30 to 10:15 a.m.
Meals are provided to eligible children 18 years of age and under regardless of race, color, national origin, age, gender or disability and there will be no discrimination in the course of meal service.
The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP), which is funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and is administered by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, provides nutritious meals to children during the summer, when free and reduced-price school meals are typically unavailable. Free meals will be made available to children 18 years of age and under. Persons over 18 years of age who are determined by a state or local public educational agency to be mentally or physically disabled and who also participate in a public or private non-profit school program during the regular school year may receive free meals as well.