FOOD THAT’S IN WHEN SCHOOL IS OUT
APPLETON, Wisconsin (May 20, 2015) – The Boys and Girls Clubs of the Fox Valley and Fox Valley Technical College Culinary Arts & Hospitality Department are working to make sure no children in the Fox Valley go hungry when school is closed this summer.
The Boys and Girls Club of Appleton (160 South Badger Avenue, Appleton) and the Boys & Girls Club of Menasha (600 Racine St., Menasha), will be serving free meals beginning June 08, 2015 through August 20, 2015. Greg Lemke-Rochon, Chief Executive Officer of the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Fox Valley, said, “Many children rely on school breakfast and lunch during the school year for their proper development. We will provide nutritious meals and engaging activities throughout the day to continue these healthy practices for our kids.”
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 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.
To find out about the Summer Food Service Program at the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Fox Valley, contact Jaime Kriewaldt, Director of Youth Development Services at 920-750-5805.
As stated by Federal law and the U.S. Department of Agriculture policy in regards to SFSP, “This institution, Boys & Girls Clubs of the Fox Valley, is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability.” To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, Room 326-W, Whitten Building, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, DC or call (202) 720-5964 (voice and TDD). “USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.”...