Altoona School District offers community-wide food program this summer

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Altoona (WQOW) – People can get free or affordable meals from the Altoona School District for the first time this summer.

The program will take place at the Altoona Elementary School, during the school’s RAIL Program, a program that offers summer classes. Organizers said there will be hot meal options, along with fruits and vegetables. Food Service Director Bernie Allen said they expect to serve about 300 lunches per day. He said the funding for the program comes from the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.

“We feel it’s important, because there are families that receive free meals during the school year, and during the summer they may not have an option like that,” Allen said. “So, it’s providing a healthy, well-balanced meal to families that need that food during the summer.”

It will cost $3 for adults, and anyone under the age of 18 eats for free. The program will run for five weeks. You will be able to stop by for a lunch from 11 a.m. to noon, June 17-28 and July 8-26.

For more information, see here.

Shannon Hoyt

Shannon Hoyt

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