Summer Food Program kicks off, aims to eliminate food insecurity

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MADISON (WKOW) — School may be out for the summer, but Madison Metropolitan School District and other city leaders are working to kids in the communities have food to eat.

The Summer Food Program starts Monday at Leopold Park. The program is a collaboration between The City of Madison, REAP Food Group, MMSD and Public Health Madison and Dane County.

“The Summer Food Program is a critical strategy to bridge the gap for kids who may struggle to find a meal while school is out,” said Matthew Fornoff, REAP Farm to School and Community Director in a press release.

“Even more, with support from the city and other partners, this innovative approach to serving at open park sites gives us the chance to connect with our community, to engage, educate, and learn from them so we can better serve Madison neighborhoods that face food and health inequities,” he said.

Breakfast, lunch and a snack will be provided for children under the age of 18. Children and their accompanying adult will be allowed two meals per site.

Meals will be offered starting June 24 through August 16. However, all meal locations will be closed July 4 and 5.

To see a full list of locations offering free meals, click here. You can also access locations all around Wisconsin by using this map. Each location has varying times for food service.

Check out the menu for first week.

Jessica Porter

Jessica Porter

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