Boys & Girls Club of Portage County offers free meals to youth this summer
For the City Times
STEVENS POINT – Stressing the importance of offering nutritious meals to children during the summer months, the Boys & Girls Club of Portage County announces the sponsorship of the Summer Food Service Program.
The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP), which is funded in part by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and is administered by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, provides nutritious meals to children and teens 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.
The following locations will be serving the free meals this summer starting June 13, including the Berard Center, Plover Center, Teen Center, Madison View Extension, Jefferson Elementary School Center, Junction City Extension, Rosholt Extension, and Amherst Extension. 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.
“Our summer meal program fills a void created when school lunches are not available,” said Boys & Girls Club Executive Director, Kevin Quevillon. “Parents are able to drop their children off at the Club this summer and know that they will receive a free, delicious breakfast, lunch, snack, and great care from Club staff while having fun.”