Bowler School District announces summer food program

Stressing the importance of offering nutritious meals to children during the summer months, Bowler School District has announced the sponsorship of its Summer Food Service Program.

The SFSP, which is funded by the U. S. Department of Agriculture and is administered by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, provides nutritious meals to children during the summer, when free and reduced prices 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 nonprofit school program during the regular school year may receive free meals as well.

Lunches will be served from Mondays through Thursdays from June 18 through July 19 from 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. in the school’s cafeteria at Bowler School, 500 S. Almon St., Bowler. 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 when school lunches are not available,” said Wade Turner, summer school principal. “Helping parents meet the nutritional needs of their children is the strength of this program.”