Summer Food Service Program and Public Libraries

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
South Central Library System

Event Details

The Summer Food Service Program provides free meals to low-income children during school vacations. More than 26 million children eat school lunch every day when school is in session, and about half of them receive their meals free or at a reduced price due to low household income. But what happens during the summer months? The Summer Food Service Program offers those children nutritious food when school is not in session. During Summer 2018, Wisconsin served 2.9 million meals at 965 sites operated by 240 sponsoring organizations, including public libraries.

This webinar will provide information about Wisconsin’s program and will share ideas about ways that public libraries in the state have partnered with local agencies to become host sites for the summer program. Join us and as we hear from Summer Food Service coordinator, Amy Kolano, and public library staff about ways that libraries have successfully hosted the Summer Food Program in their communities.

Speakers: Amy Kolano, Department of Public Instruction; Dawn Foster, Portage Public Library, Elizabeth Matson, Hedberg Public Library, Janesville

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Event Type(s): CE - Continuing Education Workshop
Presenter: Shawn Brommer, SCLS; Amy Kolano, DPI
Jean Anderson
(608) 246-5613