Community provides free meals for students all summer long

Published: Jun. 18, 2018 at 11:16 AM CDT
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A free summer food program for students launched Monday afternoon providing breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks to children 18 and under at 50 sites citywide.

The city of Madison, REAP Food Group, Madison Metropolitan School District, Madison Parks, Public Health Madison & Dane County and Centro Hispano partnered to provide the meals.

Special efforts will take place at Elver, Leopold and Southdale parks and Centro Hispano this summer, led by REAP Food Group.

Free summer lunches will be served to all children and their accompanying adults Monday through Friday, June 18 to August 10 at the following locations:

• 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. at Elver Park

• 12:30-1:30 p.m. at Southdale Park

• 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Centro Hispano

• 1-1:45 p.m. at Leopold Park

REAP's Farm to School Program will also provide activities daily at all four locations. The Wisconsin Partnership Program is funding this work, with additional sponsorship for adult meals provided by the City of Madison.

There are dozens of other

in the Madison area, including schools, community centers, apartments and more, that will serve free breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks this summer. No registration or identification is required to receive meals. All youth 18 and under eat for free.