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Summer food program addresses food insecurity in community

Summer food program addresses food...

Monday, Madison’s Summer Food Program will kick off, and it’s an impressive collaboration responding to the hugely important issue of food insecurity in our community.

The program provides summer meals to all children 18 and under at 50 sites city-wide.

Monday’s kick-off is at Elver Park and free lunch and Farm to School activities will be provided.

But here’s the deal: it’s a big need and a big response to the need. The Madison Metropolitan School District, City of Madison, Public Health Madison & Dane County, and most importantly REAP Food Group, are partnering to provide the meals.

It’s not every community where these entities can work together and we are extremely pleased our community is one of those where they do.

The sites will feature locally grown, farm fresh vegetables thanks to REAP. Breakfast, lunch, dinners and snacks are available for all kids at all locations. Find our more at the school district’s website, mmsd.org/food.


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