District 27 announced today that it will once again be providing free lunches to all children this summer as a participant of the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP). SFSP is a federally funded program that provides nutritious meals during the summer months. All children 18 and under are invited to participate in the statewide program.
On June 4, the program will kick-off with a fun event featuring free lunch, inflatables and games from 11am-1pm at the Lincoln Junior High School ball diamond. The lunch will include hot dogs, hamburgers, veggie sticks, fruit cups, dessert and drink. In the event of rain, the event will move indoors to the Lincoln Junior High School.
From June 5 to August 1 the program will provide free lunches to children 18 or younger on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Meals will be available from 11:30am-12:15pm at the Lincoln Junior High and Washington-Monroe Elementary School. No to-go meals are available. Adults attending with the children may purchase a lunch for only $2.
“District #27 in partnership with local churches, United Way of Logan County and the Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital Community Health Collaborative is excited to provide this wonderful opportunity for Lincoln youth this summer. We invite and encourage not only our students, but any children 18 and younger to take advantage of this wonderful program,” said Kent Froebe, District 27 superintendent.
The SFSP takes place throughout the state of Illinois. All children 18 or younger are eligible to participate in any location. To find additional free summer meal sites, individuals can call 1-800-359-2163, text FoodIL to 877877 or visit www.summermealsillinois.org.
Free Summer Meals are part of the Summer Food Service Program sponsored by the United States Department of Agriculture and administered by the Illinois State Board of Education.