Serving Up Summer

SUMMER MEALS ARE IN, WHEN SCHOOL IS OUT.

Dates:
Wednesday, May 23:  First day of service
Monday, May 28:  Memorial Day, no service
Wednesday, July 4: Independence Day, no service
Friday, August 17:  Last day of service

This summer, children can enjoy free lunches through the Summer Food Service Program, a federally funded nutrition program open to all kids aged 1‐18 years. No applications are necessary to drop in and all children and teens are welcome. In addition to lunch, a free enrichment activity will also be provided.

Serving Up Summer makes sure all children can eat healthy food during the summer months when they can’t eat at school. To make the program welcoming and accessible, meals are served at Wooden Wonderland, 1550 Washington Avenue, Dixon from 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.  Free busing is available for children with a bus stop at the old Lincoln School.  The bus will pick up be at 12:00 PM on the West 6th Street side of the school and drop off will be the same location shortly after 1:00 PM.  The program runs May 23rd – August 17th.

Serving Up Summer is meeting a real need in the community.  According to Feeding America, over 1,000 children in Lee County are food insecure, meaning they have limited or uncertain access to safe and nutritious food. Children who are hungry or food insecure are more likely to be in poor health and less likely to form friendships, to be curious, and to learn. Summer meal programs can respond to this problem. The meals, along with positive enrichment activities, help ensure kids return to school healthy and ready to learn.

United Way of Lee County and the Dixon Family YMCA facilitate Serving Up Summer with the help of countless community partners. If you are interested in being a volunteer, donating desserts or providing sponsorship, please contact Keri Olson at kolson@uwleeco.org.

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In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at https://www.ascr.usda.gov/how-file-program-discrimination-complaint, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

1.Mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

2.Fax:    (202) 690-7442; or

3.Email: program.intake@usda.gov.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

 

 

This program is a collaborated effort between:

 

Major Funding provided by: USDA, KSB Community Health, YMCA and United Way of Lee County’s Community Impact Funds.