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Summer Food Service Program to provide free children’s meals at UW-Eau Claire

The Summer Food Service Program to promote good nutrition will once again be held at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. The program provides nutritious meals to children during the summer when free and reduced-price school meals are typically unavailable.

The food program, which is funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and administered by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, will be sponsored on the UW-Eau Claire campus by the university’s Upward Bound program.

Free meals will be made available to children 18 years of age and younger who are enrolled in Upward Bound programming. Meals will be served Monday through Friday from June 12 through July 14 in Hilltop Center on UW-Eau Claire’s upper campus.

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. 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 Kimamo Wahome, director of Upward Bound at UW-Eau Claire. “Helping parents meet the nutritional needs of their children is the strength of this program."

The U.S. Department of Agriculture prohibits discrimination. View the USDA nondiscrimination policy and instructions on how to file a complaint.

Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact the USDA through the Federal Relay Service at 800-877-8339 or 800-845-6136 (Spanish). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.