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Summer food service program at Gilman School

Stressing the importance of offering nutritious meals to children during the summer months, the Gilman School has announced the sponsorship of the Summer Food Service Prosgram.

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 Gilman School will have meals ready for pickup starting on June 8 and will end on August 21. Meals can be picked up from 8 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. or noon to 12:30 p.m. by door number 13. Call 715-447-8211 ext. 105 to sign up for the Summer Food Service Program. Call one day in advance to receive a meal(s) the following day. 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 superintendent Walter Leipart “Helping parents meet the nutritional needs of their children is the strength of this program.”