Beaver Dam School District Expands Summer Food Service Program

(Beaver Dam) Area kids will have the have the opportunity to grab a free meal over the summer months. The Beaver Dam Unified School District is launching their summer food service program on Monday. In the past, sack lunches were offered to students at Lincoln and Jefferson Elementary schools but now the program will be available at more locations. Associate Food Services Director for the Beaver Dam School District Polly Dake-Jones says the meals will be served Monday through Thursday at the 100 block of Lakecrest Drive from 11am to 11:30am, Waterworks Park from noon till 12:30pm and at Crystal Lake Park from 11:55am to 12:30pm. Anyone under the age of 18 will be able to receive the free lunch. Those aged 19 or above with a mental or physical disability who participates during the school year in a public or private non-profit school will also be eligible to receive a sack lunch. A bag of chips, milk and a fruit or vegetable option is included with each meal and the hot item will vary each day. The meals will be delivered in a clearly marked Beaver Dam Unified School District vehicle. Dake-Jones says the summer food service program is offered nationwide. Travelers can text “food” to 877-877 or call 211 to find out where free meals are offered in the area. There is also an interactive map available at www.wisummerfood.org. Dake-Jones says their goal is add more locations in the coming years but would need more volunteer help in order to accomplish that. The food program goes until August 16.