Eau Claire (WQOW) - Stressing the importance of nutritious meals for students during the summer months, the Eau Claire Area School District has announced students will be able to eat free this summer.
The Summer Food Service Program provides meals to children during the summer, when free and reduced-price school meals are typically unavailable. These free meals are available to children under 18.
People over 18 who are determined by a state or local public educational agency to be mentally or physically disabled, and who also participate in a public or private non-profit school program during the regular school year, may receive free meals as well.
“This program fills a void created when school lunches are not available,” said Sue Brown, food and nutrition director, for the Eau Claire Area School District. “Helping parents meet the nutritional needs of their children is the strength of this program.”
Meals are provided to eligible children regardless of race, color, national origin, age, gender or disability.
Below is a list of where, and when, free meals will be served throughout the summer months.