During this school year 2018/2019, Students in Johnson County enjoyed breakfast and lunch meals at no cost through the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP).
Schools officials, want to continue feeding the children this summer.
“Hunger is one of the most severe obstacles to the learning process,” said School Nutrition Director Kathy McCulloch. “Lack of nutrition during the summer months may set up a cycle for poor performance once school begins again in the fall and may cause children to be more prone to illnesses and other health issues.”
Summer Food Service Program is designed to fill that nutrition gap and make sure children can get the nutritious meals they need.
McCulloch emphasized that while feeding children is the number one priority of the Summer Food Service Program, it takes many volunteers to keep the children fed.
USDA requires that all children remain at the site while consuming their meals. Children are not allowed to take a meal and leave.
“We ask that parents, please cooperate and follow these regulations,” she said.
Summer meals are offered to any child ages 1 – 18. Meals are also available to purchase for adults.
Please contact Johnson County School Foodservice at 727-2657 if any questions or would like to apply to host a site for the meals.