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