Wilkes County Schools’ child nutrition department is pleased to announce their continued participation in the Summer Food Service Program for 2018. This program, provided by USDA through the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, permits the child nutrition department to supply summer meals and snacks for children (age 1 to 18 years) free of charge. The Summer Meal Service Program in Wilkes will operate from Friday, June 1st through Friday, July 27, 2018.
The child nutrition department is currently seeking site sponsors for the Summer Food Service Program. In order to sponsor a site, the site coordinator must be willing to attend one required training session with the child nutrition department, be present at the site for each meals served, maintain a safe area for food service, order meals daily, serve meals to qualifying children/students, maintain required documentation, ensure the site provides equally for all children and follow all USDA and DPI regulations and protocols. Sponsors may be community, school or church groups, clubs, individuals or organizations such as libraries, summer recreation leagues or sport camps.
Any group or individual interested in sponsoring a feeding site must complete an application, register and attend one of the required training sessions and present a completed application no later than May 7, 2018. A food service site can choose to operate one week, one month or throughout the entire summer of service. Meal service is available Monday through Friday, and each site may choose to operate 2 days per week, 3 days per week or daily. Students may be engaged in organized efforts, such as sports teams, swimming or crafts, or may simply convene at the site for food service.
The goal of the Summer Food Service Program is to provide nutritious meals to as many children as possible throughout the summer. Parents or grandparents who would like their children to take advantage of the Summer Food Service Program will need to locate a sponsored site, contact the site coordinator, make a meal reservation and transport their children to the feeding site. For ease of location, all feeding sites will be posted to the Wilkes County Schools Child Nutrition website.
For more information about the Summer Food Service Program for Wilkes County or to register please contact Debbie Hall at (336) 651-4007 or firstname.lastname@example.org to register for one of the training sessions.
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