Radio Iowa and North Iowa News contributed to this story.
Des Moines, Iowa – As the school year comes to an end, a state-wide program is making sure no child goes hungry over the summer. The Summer Food Service Program is available locally in multiple school districts.
Dylan Lampe, a spokesman for the Food Bank of Iowa, explains why the program is so important.
Charles City’s Washington Elementary School, Central Springs Middle School and Sumner-Fredericksburg middle school are area organizations who are sponsoring organizations.
Meals are provided to all children without charge and are the same for all children.
Lampe says many thousands of Iowa kids qualify for the program, though they likely will be going somewhere other than their schools for the meals.
The program is under the USDA umbrella but it involves dozens of local agencies.
School food service staff employees and volunteers help with preparing the meals for the youngsters.
For more information, contact your local school district or visit the Food Bank of Iowa website at www.foodbankofiowa.org.