Hunger is one of the most severe roadblocks to the learning process. Lack of nutrition during the summer months may set up a cycle for poor performance once school begins again. Hunger also may make children more prone to illness and other health issues. The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) is designed to fill that nutrition gap and make sure children can get the nutritious meals they need.
The Summer Food Service Program was created to ensure that children in lower-income areas could continue to receive nutritious meals during long school vacation, when they do not have access to the National School Lunch or School Breakfast Programs.
Murray County Central will sponsor the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP). This program is funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and is administered in Minnesota by the Minnesota Department of Education, Food and Nutrition Service.
This program will run June 4 - 28 (Monday - Thursday only) and July 9 - August 2 (Monday - Thursday only) from 11:30 - 12:30 pm. Young persons 18 of age and under can enjoy free lunch served at West Elementary located on Forest Avenue.
Do you know children in your neighborhood or communities that need meals this summer?
Watch the MCC website and Facebook for more information.
Please remember to tell the community and parents that the School's Out Cafe is the place to send kids for free meals this summer, regardless of income.
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.