District Summer Food Program Offers Free Nutritious Meals 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 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.

“This program fills a void created when school lunches are not available,” said Kathy Walker, Director of Food Services. “Helping parents meet the nutritional needs of their children is the strength of this program.”

The daily food service schedule for each day beginning June 16 – August 15 (no July 4th meals), 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 19, lunch at Fisk Park.
Go Skateboarding Day at Joannes Skate Park –Friday, June 20, pizza meal at 2:00 p.m.
Kid’s Day at Leicht Park – Wednesday, June 25.
Wildlife Sanctuary Day at the Wildlife Sanctuary – Tuesday, July 1, lunch at 12:00 p.m. (Program for children from 1:00 p.m. – 300 p.m.)
Games Day at Fisk Park – Wednesday, July 9.
City-wide Sports Tournament Day at Colburn Park – Thursday, July 17
Kiddie Parade at Leicht Park – Parade at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 29. Serving lunch in parks this day as well.
Kiddie Karnival at Leicht Park – Karnival & Supper at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 29.
Geography Bowl at Preble Park – Tuesday, August 5.
Bay Beach Day at Bay Beach – Tuesday, August 12 with lunch.

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