Wautoma School District to hold Summer Food Service Program

Stressing the importance of offering nutritious meals to children during the summer months, the Wautoma Area School District announces the sponsorship of the Summer Food Service Program. 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. Parkside Middle School at 300 S. 16th Ave. Wautoma, was the location chosen to hold this event. Breakfast will be served from 7:45 am-8:30 am and lunch is served from 11:30 am-1 pm Monday through Friday. Meals are provided to eligible children regardless of race, color, national origin, age, gender, or disability, and there will be no discrimination in the course of meal service. “This program fills a void created when school lunches are not available,” said Tami Stansbury, Wautoma Area School District Food Service Director. “Helping parents meet the nutritional needs of their children is the strength of this program.”