District 27 and Local Partners Expands Free Summer Meals for 2018
Kickoff May 31st with a Carnival theme
Two locations and three days a week in June and July

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[July 16, 2018]  LINCOLN - District #27 announced today that it will once again be providing free lunches to children this summer as a participant of the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP). SFSP is a federally funded program that provides nutritious meals during the summer months. All children 18 and under are invited to participate.

On May 31st, the program will kick-off with a carnival-themed event featuring free lunch, inflatables and games from 11am-1pm at the Lincoln Junior High School ball diamond. The lunch will include hot dogs, hamburgers, veggie sticks, fruit cups, dessert and drink. In the event of rain, the event will move indoors to the Lincoln Junior High School.

From June 5th to July 26th the program will provide free lunches to children 18 or younger on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Meals will be available from 12-12:30pm at the Lincoln Junior High and Northwest Elementary School. No to-go meals are available. Adults attending with the children may purchase a lunch for $3.

Participants are also invited to take part in free activities from 11:30am-12pm. On Tuesdays the University of Illinois-Extension 4-H Program will provide free STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) activities and on Thursdays the Crazy CATCH Lady will lead participants in fun gym activities to promote physical fitness.

“District #27 in partnership with the First Presbyterian Church of Lincoln, Immanuel Lutheran Church of Lincoln, University of Illinois Extension 4-H, and the Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital Community Health Collaborative is excited to provide this wonderful opportunity for Lincoln youth this summer. We invite and encourage not only our students, but all children 18 and younger to take advantage of this wonderful program,” said Kent Froebe, District 27 superintendent.

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The First Presbyterian Church along with Immanuel Lutheran Church of Lincoln will be providing volunteers for the program.

The SFSP takes place throughout the state of Illinois. All children 18 or younger are eligible to participate in any location. To find additional free summer meal sites, individuals can call 1-800-359-2163, text FoodIL to 877877 or visit www.summer mealsillinois.org

Free Summer Meals are part of the Summer Food Service Program sponsored by the United States Department of Agriculture and administered by the Illinois State Board of Education.

[District 27 Superintendent Kent Froebe]


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