The DPI seeks sponsors to provide free meals to economically disadvantaged children as part of the Summer Food Service Program. “Almost 40 percent of our students qualify for free or reduced-price meals during the school year. The increasing number of economically disadvantaged children means there is an increasing need to offer meals as part of summer programming as well,” said State Superintendent Tony Evers.
Libraries can be sponsors! Meals can be given to all children present, so if you are considering a lunch-bunch book group or something, this would be a great thing to add to it.
Sponsors complete an application on-line. New sponsors must attend a training session March 23 in Madison.
Labels: food security, outreach, poverty, school age kids, summer library program