Food That's In When School Is Out
May 29, 2018
Johnson County Central Public Schools is working to make sure that no child, goes hungry when school is closed this summer. Over 50% of children in the Johnson County Central Public Schools receive free or reduced-price meals during the school year, but many of these children do not get enough to eat when school is out. The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) ensures that low-income children continue to grow and learn during the summer.
The Summer Food Service Program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, is the largest federal resource available for local programs that combine meal time with recreational and educational activities.
Superintendent Jack Moles and School Food Service Director Joann Gadeken recognizes the need for the program in the Johnson County Central Public Schools. "Many of our children who rely on school breakfast and lunch during the school year do not have the energy they need during the summer. That’s where we come in, by providing nutritious meals and activities to keep kids nourished and engaged."
"Our responsibility to kids doesn't end when school lets out. Kids who get enough to eat and have safe activities to participate in during the summer are less likely to get into trouble. Our summer meals program is a building block in the community for healthy, happy kids who are ready to learn."
The Summer Food Service Program for Children is a federally funded program operated nationally by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and administered by a State Agency. Eligible sponsors such as non-profit organizations, schools and local governments serve nutritious meals free to 18mo to 18 year old children during the summer months. Summer programs are located at approved sites that are either in low-income areas or serve a group of children, most of whom are low-income.
Our Summer Food Service Program for Children will Start, Monday June 4 through July 26. Monday through Thursday (NO FRIDAYS OR HOLIDAYS).
We will be serving Breakfast the month of JUNE ONLY.
Breakfast 7:30a to 8:15a
Lunch 11:30a to 12:30p
All meals will be served in the Johnson County Central Elementary Auditorium
Food Service Director
Johnson County Central Public Schools
402-335-3320 Ext. 2203