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Summer Meals Week Celebrates SFSP Sponsors

Tuesday, June 28, 2022
On the left, Brenda Beise from the Winter School District packs up bagged lunches for summer school. On the right, SFSP workers at the La Crosse Area Family YMCA pose for a photo with lunches and a sign advertising for the program.  

School food authorities (SFA) across Wisconsin took part in celebrating the importance of providing meals to youth last week during Summer Meals Week.

Throughout the state, school districts and community organizations, including the YMCA and Boys & Girls Clubs, work around the clock to provide meals to Wisconsin youth at no cost. These SFAs provide meals to youth through the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP), a federally-funded program administered by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. Through the SFSP, the cost of meals are reimbursed to program operators who serve free healthy meals and snacks to children and teens in low-income areas during the summer months, when they do not have access to school meals.

To celebrate Summer Meals Week, DPI staff traveled across the state to check out some of the programs that are operating this summer. State Superintendent Dr. Jill Underly also proclaimed the week, June 20-24, 2022, as Summer Meals Week, and Gov. Tony Evers also did so in a proclamation.

Learn more about the SFSP on the Wisconsin DPI's website.

Thank you to our summer meal partners for your commitment to ensuring children in Wisconsin have access to high-quality, nutrition meals throughout the summer!