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Summer Food Service Program seeks sponsors to provide healthy meals to children

Thursday, January 20, 2022

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DPI Media Line, (608) 266-3559
MADISON — The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction today announced it is seeking sponsors to provide meals to children living in economically disadvantaged areas in Wisconsin through its Summer Food Service Program.
 
Sponsors can be public or private, nonprofit school food authorities or nonprofit summer camps, units of local, municipal, county, tribal, or state governments, private nonprofit organizations (special considerations and restrictions apply), and public or private colleges or universities currently participating in the National Youth Sports and Precollege Programs. Local school districts combining meal programs with summer school sessions are among the most common program sponsors. If interested in applying to be a sponsor, individuals must contact the program coordinator and complete the SFSP application no later than June 15, 2022. For more information on the SFSP, visit the DPI’s website at https://dpi.wi.gov/community-nutrition/sfsp.
 
Through partnerships and creative collaboration, school districts work with area organizations to extend the SFSP beyond summer school programs to serve more children in need.
 
In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.) should contact the agency (state or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.
 
To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online by clicking here or visiting https://www.usda.gov/oascr/how-to-file-a-program-discrimination-complaint, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:
 
  • Mail to: U.S. Department of Agriculture
    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
    1400 Independence Ave., SW
    Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
  • Fax to (202) 690-7442; or
  • Email to Program.Intake@usda.gov.
This institution is an equal opportunity provider. For more information on filing a program complaint of discrimination, contact SFSP Coordinator Amy Kolano at amy.kolano@dpi.wi.gov.

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