Food That’s In When School Is Out 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Media Contact: Greg Lemke-Rochon, Chief Executive Officer, Boys & Girls Clubs of the Fox Valleyceo@bgclubfoxvalley.org, (920) 750-5801

FOOD THAT’S IN WHEN SCHOOL IS OUT

APPLETON, Wisconsin (May 18, 2017) – The Boys and Girls Clubs of the Fox Valley is working tomake sure no children in the Fox Valley go hungry when school is closed this summer.

The Boys and Girls Club of Appleton (160 South Badger Avenue, Appleton) and the Boys & Girls Club of Menasha (600 Racine St., Menasha), will be serving free meals beginning June 08, 2017 through August 17, 2017. “We’re very pleased to be able to continue to offer the Summer Food Service Program at our Clubs. This program fills a void created when school lunches are not available,” said Greg Lemke-Rochon, Chief Executive Officer of the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Fox Valley. “Helping parents meet the nutritional needs of their children is the strength of this program.”

The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP), which is funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) 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 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.

To find out about the Summer Food Service Program at the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Fox Valley, contact Greg Lemke-Rochon, Chief Executive Officer, at 920-750-5801.

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) 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 at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, 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, write U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights,1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, DC 20250-9410, by fax (202) 690-7442, or by email program.intake@usda.gov. USDA is an equal opportunity provider. 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.

About the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Fox Valley

The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Fox Valley (www.bgclubfoxvalley.org) is a leading provider of youth services serving more than 12,000 young people each year and an average of more than 1,100 each school day. The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Fox Valley actively seeks to enrich the lives of young people, especially those most in need, and is dedicated to ensuring that our community’s youth have greater access to quality programs and services that will enhance their lives and shape their futures.

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