Kenosha Unified will be sponsoring a summer food service program offering free meals to children at nine district sites beginning June 24.
The summer meals program, which is funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and 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, according to school district officials.
Free meals will be made available to children 18 years of age and younger during the program which runs for about four weeks through July 26.
Individuals 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.
No meals will be served on July 4. 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.
The following school sites will be serving the free meals this summer during the week from 7:30 to 8:05 a.m. for breakfast and from 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for lunch:
Brass Elementary School
Bullen Middle School (breakfast only)
EBSOLA Elementary School
Jefferson Elementary School
McKinley Elementary School
Lincoln Middle School
Southport Elementary School
Strange Elementary School
Washington Middle School
“This program fills a void created when school lunches are not available,” said Tanya Ruder, Unified chief communications officer. “Helping parents meet the nutritional needs of their children is the strength of this program.”