Free summer meals at Keshena Primary School

The Menominee Indian School District will once again offer a free summer food service program at the Keshena Primary School cafeteria.

The program, funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and administered by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, provides free, nutritious breakfasts and lunches to children during the summer, as well as those attending the district’s summer school program. Free meals will also be available to eligible children 18 years or younger, as well as those over 18 who are mentally or physically disabled and who also participate in a public or private nonprofit school program during the school year. Adults may eat if accompanying their children at a cost of $4 per meal.

“This is a tremendously popular program, and we’re pleased to be able to offer it again this year,” said Robert Ferguson, the school district’s business and food service manager. “The program ensures area youngsters have the opportunity to eat nutritious meals, even when the regular school year is not in session.”

The free meal program will run Monday through Friday, June 17 through July 19, except July 4-5 when the cafeteria will be closed.

Breakfast will be served between 7:30-8:15 a.m., with lunch from 11 a.m. to noon.

All meals must be eaten on site, N530 State Highway 47-55, Keshena, and are provided to eligible children regardless of race, color, national origin, age, gender or disability.