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Summer Youth Programs at UW-Eau Claire
to Participate in Food Service Program

RELEASED: April 13, 2005

EAU CLAIRE — Stressing the importance of good nutrition, the National Youth Sports Program, Upward Bound, and Multicultural Affairs 2005 Pre-college Camps announce sponsorship of the Summer Food Service Program at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.

The Summer Food Service Program, funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and administered by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, provides nutritious meals to needy children during the summer when free and reduced-price school meals are unavailable. Free meals will be made available to eligible children 18 years of age and younger. 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 also may receive free meals.

The following campus programs and locations will be serving the free meals this summer: National Youth Sports Program, June 9-July 15, in Hilltop Center; Upward Bound, June 12-July 22, in Davies Center; and Multicultural Affairs 2005 Pre-college Camps, June 19-Aug. 5, in Davies Center. 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 Thomas Patt, project administrator for the National Youth Sports Program and director of University Recreation. "Helping parents meet the nutritional needs of their children is the strength of this program."

Any person who believes that he or she has been discriminated against in any USDA-related activity should write or call the USDA, director, Office of Civil Rights, Room 326-W, Whitten Building, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C., 20250-9410, or call (202) 720-5964 (voice and TDD). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

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