Summer Food Service Program

Written by Theresa Rose on April 14, 2015

Summer is an exciting time for children to enjoy time with friends, a week at camp, a family vacation, or time at the pool. But for many children who receive free and reduced-price meals at school, summer can mean hunger. Just as learning does not end when school lets out, neither does a child’s need for good nutrition.
The Summer Food Service Program, administered by the Iowa Department of Education, provides nutritious meals and snacks to children in low-income areas during the summer months. There are many summer food service program feedings sites across the state of Iowa, however the program is still vastly under-utilized. The biggest barrier to children participating in the Summer Food Service Program is knowledge that feedings sites exist.
Locations:
Lincoln Upper Elementary- Washington Community Schools
606 S. 4th Ave
Washington, Iowa

Winfield Mt. Union Jr. Sr High
208 S. Olive St.
Winfield, Iowa

For additional information and feeding locations:
1.866.3.HUNGRY
1.877.8.HAMBRE
www.fns.usda.gov/summerfoodrocks
http://www.whyhunger.org/findfood.