Summer Food Service Program Offered in Marshfield

MCHS Youth Net Program Sponsors Summer Food Service Program

OnFocus – Stressing the importance of offering nutritious meals to children during the summer months, the Marshfield Clinic Health System Youth Net Program announces the sponsorship of the Summer Food Service Program.

The Summer Food Service Program, which is funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and is administered by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, provides nutritious meals to children during the summer, when free and reduced-price school meals are typically unavailable. Free meals will be made available to children 18 years of age and under. Persons over 18 years of age 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.

The following location will be serving free meals this summer:

Marshfield Clinic Health System Youth Net Center (former Sacred Heart Catholic School), 1017 South Central Ave., Marshfield, WI 54449.

Lunch will be served from 12:30-1 p.m. and snack will be served from 4-4:30 p.m. Meals are provided to eligible children regardless of race, color, national origin, age, gender or disability and there will be no discrimination in the course of meal service.

“This program fills a void created when school lunches are not available,” said Randy Neve, Marshfield Clinic Health System Center for Community Health Advancement. “Helping parents meet the nutritional needs of their children is the strength of this program.”