With an average of 56.7% of students in our area eligible for free or reduced cost school lunches, the Summer Nutrition Program at Family Service has proven to be an important addition to the services we offer. The program is open to all, not just clients.
“Providing nutritious meals to students during the school year helps students stay alert and focused in class,” State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson said in a February 2017 news release. “Making sure children have access to healthy food during the summer is just as critical. Those students will return to school in the fall ready to learn.”