JANESVILLE (WIFR) -- Stressing the importance of offering nutritious meals to children during the summer months, the School District of Janesville 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 eligible 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.
USDA regulations state that “Meals must be consumed on site”.
The following locations will be serving free meals this summer between June 10 and July 3, 2013:
Adams E.S. from 9:15 to 10:15 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Bond Park Pavilion from 11:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.,
The Boys & Girls Club from 12 – 2 p.m.
Edison MS from 9:15-10:15 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Franklin MS from 8:00 - 9:00 a.m.
Jackson E.S. from 9:15 - 10:15 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Jefferson E.S. from 9:15 - 10:15 a.m.
Kennedy E.S. from 9 – 10 a.m.
Lincoln E.S. from 9:15 - 10:15 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Madison E.S. from 8:30 - 9:30 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Rock River Charter School from 10:45 - 11:45 a.m.
Roosevelt E.S. from 9 – 10 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
TAGOS from 8 – 9 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Van Buren E.S. from 9 – 10 a.m.
Washington E.S. from 8:30 - 9:30 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Wilson E.S. from 9:15 - 10:15 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
In addition, between July 8 - July 19, 2013 Rock River Charter School will serve lunch from 10:45-11:45 a.m. and TAGOS will serve meals from 8 - 9 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Between July 8 – August 21, 2013, Adams Elementary, Jackson Elementary, Lincoln Elementary, Washington Elementary, Wilson Elementary will serve lunch from 11:15 a.m. -12:15 p.m., Bond Park Pavilion will serve lunch from 11:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m. and the Boys & Girls Club will serve lunch from 12 – 2 p.m. 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 Jim Degan, SNS Food Service and Nutrition Manager. “Helping parents meet the nutritional needs of their children is the strength of this program.”