Stevens Point Area YMCA to Provide Summer Meals for Kids
For the City Times
STEVENS POINT — The Stevens Point Area YMCA is pleased to announce their continued participation in the Summer Meal Program, which provides free healthy meals during the summer months to young people 18 and under.
Beginning Tuesday, June 11 through Friday, August 30th, the Y will be serving breakfast (8:30-9:30am) and lunch (11:30am-12:30pm) on a drop-in basis to kids and teens Monday through Friday. The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP), also known as the Summer Meals Program, was established to ensure that children continue to receive nutritious meals when school is not in session.
“More than 26 million children eat school lunch every day when school is in session, and about half of them receive their meals free or at a reduced price. During Summer 2018, Wisconsin served 2.9 million meals at 965 sites operated by 240 sponsoring organizations,” according to the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.
The SFSP is a federally-funded, state-administered program through the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. Public schools, local agencies, and community centers volunteer as site providers to serve meals to kids and teens, 18 and under, when school is out for the summer. Families can find additional summer meal providers and locations at https://www.fns.usda.gov/summerfoodrocks
For more information on the YMCA’s Summer Meal Program, contact
Chelsea Kelly – School Age Director, at the Stevens Point Area YMCA.
Phone: (715) 342-2980, ext. 342, Email: [email protected]