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School District of Florence County to provide Summer Food Service Program

FLORENCE, Wis. — Stressing the importance of offering nutritious meals to children during the summer months, the School District of Florence County announces the sponsorship of the Summer Food Service Program.

The program, 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-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. Meals are provided to any child 18 or under regardless of race, color, national origin, age, gender or disability. There will be no discrimination in the course of meal service.

The following locations will be serving the free meals this summer:

— Florence Elementary School, Mondays and Wednesdays, June 21, 23, 28, 30, July 12, 14, 19 and 21.

— NWTC in Aurora Tuesdays and Thursdays, June 22, 24, 29, July 1, 13, 15, 20, 22.

Breakfast is from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. and lunch is from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the above sites on the above dates.

The SFSP meal program is provided in conjunction with the summer Food, Fun and Fitness program. If you have any questions, please call Florence County UW Madison/Division of Extension at 715-528-4480 ext. 1.

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