Summer Food Program Offers Free Nutritious Meals to Children throughout Summer Break

Stressing the importance of offering nutritious meals to children during the summer months, the Green Bay Area Public School District 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 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 (refer to site list for locations and times below). 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. For information on the community breakfast sites, visit: http://www.gbaps.org/District-Board/Departments/Food_Service/Documents/BREAKFAST%20COMMUNITY%20SITES%20for%20publication%20on%20web,%20etc.pdf

“This program fills a void created when school lunches are not available,” said Laura Rowell, MBA, R.D. “Helping parents meet the nutritional needs of their children is the strength of this program.”

The daily food service schedule for each day starting June 12 through August 16 (no July 4meals), Monday through Friday is as follows:
Astor Park, 12:40 p.m. – 12:55 p.m.
Baird Park, 11:40 a.m. – 11:50 a.m.
Bayview, 12:05 p.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Beaumont, 11:45 a.m. – 11:50 a.m.
Beaver Dam Park, 12:30 p.m. – 12:35 p.m.
Boys and Girls Club East, 12:00 p.m.
Boys and Girls Club West, 12:00 p.m.
Central Library, 11:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
Colburn Park, 11:55 a.m. – 12:05 p.m.
Danz Park, 1:00 p.m. – 1:10 p.m.
Eastman Park, 11:50 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
East River (John Street), 12:10 p.m. – 12:20 p.m.
Edison Park, 11:20 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Eisenhower, 11:10 a.m. – 11:20 a.m.
Farlin Park, 12:20 p.m. – 12:35 p.m.
Fireman’s Park, 12:45 p.m. – 12:55 p.m.
Fisk Park, 1:10 p.m. – 1:20 p.m.
Fort Howard, 12:40 p.m. – 12:50 p.m.
Joannes Park, 11:55 a.m. – 12:10 p.m.
John Muir Park, 12:15 p.m. – 12:20 p.m.
Kennedy, 12:40 p.m. – 12:55 p.m.
Marquette Park, 11:30 a.m. – 11:40 a.m.
Mather Park, 11:35 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
Murphy Park, 11:00 a.m. – 11:10 a.m.
Nicolet School Park, 11:35 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
Perkins Park, 11:15 a.m. – 11:25 a.m.
Seymour Park, 12:25 p.m. – 12:35 p.m.
Southwest Library, 11:10 a.m. – 11:25 a.m.
St. James Park, 12:25 p.m. – 12:35 p.m.
St. Phillips, 1:05 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.
Tank, 12:10 p.m. – 12:20 p.m.
VT Pride, 1:05 p.m. – 1:25 p.m.
Whitney Park, 11:20 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Wilder Park, 11:00 a.m. – 11:10 a.m.
8th Street, 11:00 a.m. – 11:05 a.m.

In addition to the daily schedule, free lunch will be provided at the following events:
City Track & Field at West High School – Thursday, June 20, lunch at Fisk Park
Go Skateboarding Day at Joannes Skate Park – June 21, pizza meal at 2:00 p.m.
Kid’s Day June 25, at the City Deck with snack and beverage for children under age 18 at 9:30 a.m. after fun run, and lunch at 11:30 a.m. at Leicht Park
Wildlife Sanctuary Day at the Wildlife Sanctuary – July 2nd, lunch at 12:00 p.m. (Program for children from 1:00-300 p.m.)
Games Day at Fisk Park on July 10th
City-wide Sports Tournament Day at Colburn Park – July 18th
Kiddie Karnival with Dinner – 6:00-8:00 p.m. on July 30th at Leicht Park. Serving lunch in parks this day as well.
Zippin Pippin Day, August 13th at Bay Beach with 12:00 p.m. lunch
Kiddie Karnival at Leicht Park – Tuesday, August 14, dinner at 4:00 p.m.
NEW FOR 2013: Free Breakfast served for children 18 years of age and under from 9:45-11:15 at Joannes Aquatics Center, Resch Aquatics Center, and Colburn Aquatics Center. Cost for adults is $1:00.

To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights (Office of Adjudication), 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call toll free (866) 632-9992 (Voice). TDD users can contact USDA through local relay or the Federal Relay at (800) 877-8339 (TDD) or (866) 377-8642 (relay voice users). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

For additional information, visit http://www.gbaps.org/District-Board/Departments/Food_Service/Pages/Summer_Food_Program.aspx

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